Cute Braided Bread Rolls

Cute Braided Bread Rolls

These are pretty braided bread rolls.
Use whatever filling you prefer.
The dough, which includes water, is easy even for beginners to shape.

Ingredients: 6 servings

For the dough
A】Savoury dough     B】Sweet dough
Bread (strong) flour
A】200 g    B】200 g
A】50 g    B】--
A】50 g    B】100 g
A】25 g    B】25 g
Unsalted butter
A】15 to 20g    B】20 to 25 g
Dry yeast
A】2.5 g    B】2.5g
A】15 g    B】20 to 25 g
A】3 g    B】3 g
★ Bacon
A】2 slices
★ Sliced cheese
A】2 slices
◎ Black pepper ◎ Powdered cheese
A】as needed
◎ Granulated sugar
B】as needed


1. Prepare the bread dough in your bread machine. Divide the dough into 6 portions and shape into small balls. Cover with a moistened tea towel and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
2. Cut the bacon and sliced cheese into small pieces. You can use any fillings, but do not overfill.
3. Roll out the dough into a flat oval shape with a rolling pin. Make 3 slices into the top half and squirt mayonnaise and place the fillings in the center.
4. Start to fold following the numbers. Fold 1 towards the right bottom and 2 towards the left bottom. Fold the 3 towards the right bottom and 4 towards the left.
5. Like so.
6. Pinch the ends of the dough to seal.
7. Leave the dough to rise until doubled in size. Brush the surface with the leftover egg yolk for a shiny finish. Sprinkle with ◎ ingredients if you like.
8. Preheat the oven to 170-180°C and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Create a tent with aluminum foil to prevent from browning too much. Adjust the time according to your oven at home.
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Story Behind this Recipe

These are easy to shape so I usually pack these in my bento lunchbox. I fill the rolls with chocolate, stewed apples, leftover kinpira burdock stir-fry, or patties. You won't be able to tell they are made with leftovers.