Easy Small Bread Rolls

Easy Small Bread Rolls

It's quick and easy no-knead bread. Fill with whatever you like. It's cute like a cake, so it's great for guests.

Ingredients: 12 rolls in 15 cm diameter pan

Bread (strong) flour
70 g
Cake flour
30 g
2 teaspoons
1/3 teaspoon
Skim milk powder (optional)
2 teaspoons
Lukewarm water (about body temperature)
70 ml
Olive oil (or vegetable oil, or butter)
2 teaspoons
Dry yeast
2/3 teaspoon
4 slices
*Nori seaweed
4 sheets


1. Whisk the flour, salt, and skim milk powder in a bowl.
2. Mix the lukewarm water and sugar in a separate bowl. Mix in the yeast, and soak for a while. Add the oil and mix.
3. Pour the yeast and water mixture over the dry ingredients in the bowl, and mix with a spatula with cutting motion from the bottom of the bowl.
4. When the dough comes together, cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 30 seconds at 200 W or with the defrost setting on low. Let rest for about 15 minutes in a warm place.
5. Dust with flour, and punch the dough down with your hands. Divide into 4 portions, and form into balls. Roll out with a rolling pin into thin circles about 12 cm in diameter.
6. Place nori seaweed and ham, and roll up from the side. Close the seams completely.
7. Cut into 3 portions. Cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 30 seconds at 200 W.
8. Transfer to a baking sheet. Cover with a tightly wrung kitchen towel, and leave in the microwave for about 15 minutes on the bread-rising setting. (Alternatively, cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place, around 35-40℃.)
9. When they rise, bake in the preheated oven for about 14-18 minutes at 180℃. When they turn golden brown, they are done. Please adjust the baking time accordingly.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made these buns for a potluck party. The combination of nori seaweed and ham seems odd, but they were gone in no time.