Old Fashioned White Rolls

Old Fashioned White Rolls


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About this recipe: Nothing fancy - just delicious, melt in your mouth rolls made from simple store-cupboard ingredients.

Maria Magee

Serves: 24 

  • 500g (1 1/4 lb) plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried active baking yeast
  • 50g (2 oz) butter
  • 350ml (12 fl oz) cold water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:13min  ›  Ready in:53min 

  1. Mix together flour, sugar, salt and instant yeast. Mix in butter, then the water.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead by hand for 20 minutes. Cover dough with oil. Place dough in a bowl, cover and prove for 1 hour.
  3. Form rolls, and place on a greased baking tray. Prove for 45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 200 C / Gas mark 6 for 12 to 14 minutes.

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Reviews (8)


Altered ingredient amounts. Added extra flour out of necessity but would suggest using 250ml of water to start rather than 350ml. You can always add a little more if needed. I would also reduce salt level to 1½tsp rather than use 2½! - 11 Dec 2010


A wet sticky mess when recipe was followed to the letter and needed an extra 25% more flour to obtain a usable consistency. I make a lot of bread but wanted to try something different for me. The rolls were very soft and light after baking, but considering how much extra flour was added, I expected them to be rather short on taste but found them excessively salty and suggest that the salt is about 30% too much for the recipe in comparison to others using similar amounts of flour. It is not something I would use again unless major adjustments to quantities and balance of ingredients were made. Sorry, but not quite good enough! - 11 Dec 2010


Took shortcuts. really good and easy. even the kids helped make the rolls. I used a breadmaker for the kneading part. - 14 Jul 2008

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