Simple Fluffy Bread Rolls

Simple Fluffy Bread Rolls

This is a simple bread that doesn't use butter or eggs.
This recipe yields a bread with a soft, finely-grained texture that goes perfectly with soup or stew.


〇Strong bread flour
100 g
1.5 tablespoons
〇 skimmed milk powder
1 tablespoon
〇Instant dried yeast
1 teaspoon
Strong bread flour
100 g
150 ml
1/2 teaspoon


1. Combine the skimmed milk powder with the sugar and mix well. (This is to prevent the skimmed milk powder sucking up the moisture and lumping).
2. Add the bread flour to a bowl. Add the sugar and skimmed milk powder on top of that and then the yeast on top.
3. Add some milk warmed up to approx. 40°C, pour it onto the yeast, and mix well until the yeast has dissolved.
4. When you add the milk we want the mixture to become a bit sticky. If the weather is dry sometimes the mixture will harden instead, so if this is the case try adding more milk.
5. Add the salt and the rest of the bread flour and once the dough has clumped together turn it out onto a counter. Knead until smooth.
6. At first it will be sticky and crumbly.
7. Once smooth, gather the dough into a ball, closing up any cracks, and transfer to a bowl. Wrap with cling film and proof at 40℃ for 40 - 45 minutes.
8. When it's done proving, insert a finger dusted in bread flower slowly into the middle. If the hole doesn't close up when you take your finger out, the bread is ready.
9. Separate into 6 equal parts and roll into balls. Leave to rest for 10 minutes covered with a well wrung cloth.
10. Roll the shapes back into balls. Place on a baking tray that has been dusted with sifted bread flour.
11. Sift some more bread flour over the tops of the rolls and make a linear indentation with a pair of chopsticks on the top. Leave to prove for a second time at 40℃ for 20 minutes.
12. Once proven again, they should expand slightly. Bake in oven preheated to 170 - 180℃ for 12 - 15 minutes. (Baking time will vary according to oven though so keep an eye on it).
13. All done!
14. If they're golden on the bottom as well as the top they're done.
15. They should look like this when broken apart.
16. This is what they look like when cut, you can see the fine grain here.

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought it would be pretty useful if I had a recipe for simple, basic bread.
These are really easy to make so please give them a try.