Years ago before I left for university my parents had a bread machine that was so quick and easy to use. I used to love walking around the house to the smell of freshly baked bread and being able to have warm bread and jam for breakfast. Unfortunately the flat where I live at the moment has a pretty small kitchen, definitely not big enough to accommodate even the smallest bread machine so I’ve gone old school!
This was the first time I’ve handmade bread before and while they aren’t the nicest looking bread rolls out there, they’re pretty tasty and easy to make.
Brown sugar (2 tablespoons)
Salt (1 teaspoon)
Quick rising yeast (3 teaspoons)
Flour (3 cups)
Warm water (1 ¼ cups)
Olive oil (¼ cup)
Mix the sugar, yeast and warm water together then allow it to sit in the bowl for 10 minutes so the sugar activates the yeast.
Add all other ingredients into the bowl and mix until a dough forms, adding water if the mixture is too dry or flour if the dough is too wet.
Cover a board or worktop with flour and knead the dough until the mixture is elastic and will recoil slightly if stretched, then leave to rise for an hour.
After an hour separate the dough into rolls or buns and put onto a greased tray.
Your bread rolls will get even larger in the over so give them more space than I did otherwise they’ll stick together. Also I recommend making the dough rolls much smaller to begin with otherwise it can be difficult to cook them throughout without burning the outside..nightmare!
After 15 minutes in the oven your bread rolls should be cooked to perfection and ready to serve with butter, jam, garlic sauce.. just about anything actually!