Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls. Make up a batch of these to go with your BBQ, salads and party food. These are light, soft and freezer friendly too!

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls. Make up a batch of these to go with your BBQ, salads and party food. These are light, soft and freezer friendly too!

These soft and fluffy bread rolls are delicious! Easy to make and great for parties, lunches, freezer friendly very popular too!

This recipe has kindly been shared by one of our Lovefoodies followers, Simone. Simone shows us how she makes her Homemade soft and fluffy bread rolls. Often she serves these together with her Three Cheese Manicotti and her family loves it!

Bread rolls are always a great addition to any dining table or picnic. Always popular at Thanksgiving and the Summer holidays, such as 4th July celebrations, these soft and fluffy rolls are easy to transport and you can make ahead and simply freeze until you're ready to use them.

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Bacon & Cheese Soft Rolls - Super delicious when eaten fresh from the oven when the cheese is melting!

I've also made a couple of other recipes using Simone's basic soft and fluffy bread rolls recipe and added a twist. If you're looking for a lovely savory bread roll recipe with a twist, check out our Cheese and Bacon soft fluffy bread rolls. These are great for breakfast and picnics, and so delicious when served warm from the oven. 

I also made a sweet version of these rolls, Soft Vanilla Pudding Filled Rolls, oh so delicious!

I have used a dough mixer to make these rolls, but if you don't have one, please don't worry! You can make these by hand. At the end of this recipe, you can see a link to go to the mini video tutorial for How To Knead, Rise and Shape Dough By Hand. It's easy to follow and fun to watch!

These soft and fluffy rolls are very versatile. Serve for breakfast, warm from the oven with a little butter, arrange in a nice bread basket on your Thanksgiving table, make up some nice sandwiches for a party or picnic, take along to a potluck, or serve with a nice BBQ.

The photo below show these soft and fluffy rolls used as a breakfast where I added bacon, tomato, egg and sauteed mushrooms with a sprinkling of cheese on the tops during the baking process for the rolls.

Bacon & Cheese Soft Rolls - Super delicious when eaten fresh from the oven when the cheese is melting!

and this photo shows the soft and fluffy bread rolls being used for a BBQ and a couple of cheeky burgers inside the rolls! 

Bacon & Cheese Soft Rolls - Super delicious when eaten fresh from the oven when the cheese is melting!

So whatever you decide to serve with these soft and fluffy rolls, you will really enjoy them. The recipe itself is easy to make, and just follow it step by step.

There is quite a bit of yeast in these rolls to give you the ultra light and fluffy texture, so don't be alarmed and think it is a typing error on the ingredients list!

So let's get straight to the recipe and see how we make these lovely soft and fluffy bread rolls. Please enjoy!

Recipe from Simone Logozzo, Step by Step Photos by Lovefoodies

Prep Time

2 1/2 hr (includes rising time)

Cook Time

20 - 30 minutes

Yield

18 - 20 Rolls

Ingredients 

The Bread

1 cup / 235 ml warm water
1/3 cup/ 80 ml canola oil
3 tbsp yeast
1/4 cup / 50 g sugar
1 beaten egg
1/2 tsp kosher salt
3 1/2 cups / 435 g unbleached all-purpose flour

You will need extra flour for your worktop & hands when you come to handle the dough.

Instructions

1. First, we get the bread ready: Combine first 4 ingredients in the bowl of the mixer and wait 20 minutes. The mixture will become foamy.

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls, preparing yeast

2. Then, using the hook attachment for the mixer add the remaining ingredients. Knead for 10 - 15 minutes

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls, adding flour to yeast

Combine. Mixture starts off stuck to the sides

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls,Combine. Mixture starts off stuck to the sides
STEP 2. Combine. Mixture starts off stuck to the sides

Mixture comes clean from the sides after 10 minutes kneading

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls,Mixture comes clean from the sides after 10 minutes kneading
STEP 2 Mixture comes clean from the sides after 10 minutes kneading
Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls showing stand mixer and dough consistency

3. Allow to rise in the bowl, covered with a cloth, in a draft-free place. (Do not place on oven top, just leave the bowl on your kitchen worktop). About 30 - 45 minutes

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls showing stand mixer and dough consistency
STEP 3. Allow to rise Covered with cloth

This is what the dough should look like after the first rise. At least double in size

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls, showing dough rising in bowl
Look how it has risen!
Knead Rise and Shape Dough

4. Once it has doubled, pull off pieces of the dough, slightly smaller than a tennis ball. Pull the dough from the top of the dough ball to the bottom, until nice and smooth on the top.


When you come to make balls with the dough, have a bowl of flour close by to dust your hands making it easier to handle. Be generous and make sure your hands are well dusted!

6. Place the rolls apart from each other on a floured tin/tray. Allow to rise again on the cookie sheet, until the dough balls are touching (like in the picture). Rising will take about 30 - 45 minutes

See the photo below, the rolls have risen and are now touching each other.

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls, shows shaped dough risen

8. Bake at 400 F / 200C / Gas 6 for 20-30 minutes (until golden brown).
Eat warm or cold. I love them when they are still warm!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls. Make up a batch of these to go with your BBQ, salads and party food. These are light, soft and freezer friendly too!

If you would like to learn how to Knead, Rise and Shape Dough by hand I have a short video tutorial which will help you with the technique. It's fun to watch! Click the here and we'll take you right there!

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Soft Bread Rolls. Make up a batch of these to go with your BBQ, salads etc. These are light, soft and freezer friendly too!

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours

Soft Fluffy Bread Rolls. Make up a batch of these to go with your BBQ, salads and party food. These are light, soft and freezer friendly too!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup / 235 ml warm water
  • 1/3 cup / 80 ml canola oil
  • 3 tbsp yeast
  • 1/4 cup / 50 g sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups / 435 g unbleached all purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in the bowl of the Kitchenaid mixer and wait 20 minutes. The mixture will become foamy.
  2. Then, using the hook attachment for the mixer add the remaining ingredients. Knead for 10 - 15 minutes
  3. Allow to rise in the bowl, covered with a cloth, in a draft-free place. About 30 - 45 minutes
  4. Once it has doubled, pull off pieces of the dough, slightly smaller than a tennis ball. Pull the dough from the top of the dough ball to the bottom, until nice and smooth on the top.

When you come to make balls with the dough, have a bowl of flour close by to dust your hands making it easier to handle. Be generous and make sure your hands are well dusted!

  1. Place smooth side up on a greased cookie sheet.
  2. Allow to rise again on the cookie sheet, until the dough balls are touching (like in the picture). Rising will take about 30 - 45 minutes
  3. Bake at 400 F / 200C / Gas 6 for 20-30 minutes (until golden brown).
  4. Enjoy warm!!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

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    Wayne Williams

    says:

    What if your oven will not go past 350 degrees? Ours won’t. $300 for the part plus service call. Not gonna do it. We rent.

    1. Hi Wayne, I’m afraid, if the recipe calls for that temperature, that is what is needed to make these rolls with a good outcome. I can’t say how they will turn out if you cook them at a lower temp.

    1. Oh dear! Melinda, what a shame. The dough is very sticky, and in the recipe I advise to use as much flour as you need when forming the rolls. I have made Simone’s rolls many times, and they have always turned out wonderful.
      I also wonder, as you said they turned out like rocks, to be sure you leave the dough to rise just on your work top with a cloth over it. Don’t put them for rising near the oven or in a draught as this does affect the rolls.
      I made a nice photo album of my step by step making of these rolls and put in in our facebook photos, and I would like you to take a look, start from the first photo and see each step (maybe you might spot something you did different?) and please let me know how you get on or if you’ve worked out what could have gone wrong. They really are worth another go, as they are super rolls!
      Pop over and see me on our Lovefoodies Facebook page and message me there if you would like some help, so long as I’m not asleep, the next time you make these I can help you step by step if you wish! Here’s my photo tutorial : http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.283710138440273.1073741864.171145749696713&type=3

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        Melinda White

        says:

        Thank you so much for your reply! I don’t see this as a failure, it’s more of a challenge! I’m planning on trying again this Friday afternoon…I will definitely keep you posted…

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    Melinda White

    says:

    I have no idea what I did wrong, but they were awful…I followed everything to the letter, the dough was WAY to sticky and the cooking time was too long. My wonderful family ate them anyway but they are like little bricks…any suggestions?

  3. would love a sweet buttery flavor roll … any suggestion to add butter and more sugar to the recipe or any ideals???

    1. Hi David, I haven’t tried making these more buttery, but I have made them sweeter in another recipe I did called vanilla custard rolls, See the link at the end! They were delicious! If you’re looking for a more buttery roll I can suggest to go for a Brioche bread recipe, unfortunately I don’t have that recipe for you, but that is what you need for the buttery effect. here’s the link for my vanilla rolls so you can take a look : https://lovefoodies.com/soft-vanilla-filled-buns.html
      happy baking!

    1. I’ve always frozen them after baking, and when I want one or two, I either microwave them for 30 or so seconds or let them defrost on their own and they’ve always still been light and fluffy!