Brioche Style Rolls

Supermarket bread just isn't the same as bread you have loved and kneaded at home yourself... it's nowhere near as delicious, and definitely not as healthy for you (check out the actual ingredients labels on bread you can buy in plastic packets... is plain wrong). These home baked brioche style rolls, on the other hand, are like bread perfection. I'd recommend veering towards wholegrain to stay on the low cholesterol straight and narrow, but as the occasional healthy treat, these white brioche are the best rolls ever.


  • 500g Strong White Bread Flour
  • Sachet Allinsons Yeast
  • Drizzle Rape Seed Oil
  • 1 Egg beaten (half for dough, half for Egg Wash)
  • 10g Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 350 ml Warm Water
  • Poppy Seeds

Mix the ingredients (500g Flour, 10g Salt, Sachet Yeast, drizzle Oil, 1 tsp Sugar, half a beaten Egg and 350 ml warm Water) together in a large bowl, and knead on a counter for 15 minutes

At the beginning, the dough is likely to be quite wet – but it will come together after a good knead, and floppy dough makes delicious rolls…

After kneading, sprinkle a bit of Flour on the dough and put it back in the bowl, leaving it somewhere warm to rise (bowl covered with a clean tea towel) for 1 hour

After an hour, knock the dough back into place (it should have risen and be up to twice its original size by now)

Divide the dough into 8 – 10 pieces and roll into balls

Place each dough ball on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper

Brush with Egg Wash (or Milk)

Cover with cling film (maybe sprayed with Oil so it doesn’t stick?) and leave the rolls for an hour again – somewhere warm

After this hour, the rolls should have got bigger… Brush them again with Egg Wash and sprinkle with Poppy Seeds

Cook for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden

Cool on a rack before enjoying… These are great with Pulled Pork, or Beef Brisket. ¬†They are also delicious with Veggie Burgers or some Smoked Salmon….

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