Soft bread rolls

So occasionally, I bake something that isn’t sweet. Bit of a shocker I know, but no one can live on cakes alone, except maybe the friendly pony.

For some reason I never make my own bread. I know it’s not complicated, but I don’t eat it that often and it seems like quite a lot of effort when there are really delicious breads you can buy.

Last weekend however, I had a bit of time to kill so I decided instead of buying rolls I would make them. I was making some spicy bean burgers, so I wanted a really soft burger style roll for them to go in.

A searched around for a recipe and settled on this one. I followed it to the letter so not much point copying out the recipe here, but the resulting dough was VERY wet and sticky, and there was absolutely no way I could kneed it.

I ended up adding in at least another 1/2 cup of flour, if not more. I think because of this the rolls I ended up with weren’t quite as soft as the recipe intended, but for a first attempt I was pretty happy.

The only other thing I did different was brushing them with a little melted butter as soon as they came out of the oven, which gave them a nice glaze and  supposedly helps to keep them soft.

These rolls are definitely best on the day you make them, although the next day they were revitalised with a few minutes back in the oven.

I definitely think I need to experiment more with bread so hopefully more recipes to come!


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