White Bread Rolls by Allinson's by Allinson's

  • Total Time

    2h 45m
    • Prep Time

      2h 25m
    • Bake Time

  • Serves


  • Skill Level

  • Dietary Needs

    • Egg free
    • Vegetarian
  • 36 Reviews

    5 star rating

Perfect for packed lunches and picnics, a batch of fresh white rolls will always satisfy your hungry hoards. Made with Allinson white dough in six simple steps, these white rolls are a great starter recipe for new bakers. As your confidence grows, try baking our beautiful Seeded Knot Rolls, also made with Allinson white dough.


  1. If you've got young children, why not think about turning these white bread rolls into the lead characters from 'The Little Red Hen' book? Watch Rosemary Shrager transform this basic dough into lunchtime favourites for little ones

  2. MIX Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Using your fingertips rub in the butter until only fine ‘crumbs’ are left. Mix in the water with a cutlery knife.

  3. KNEAD Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer). 

  4. RISE Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size.

  5. SHAPE Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 5 times to get the air out. Cut the dough into 12 even pieces (use a weighing scales if you like). Roll each piece into a ball and sit on two flour-dusted baking sheets – they’ll need room between them for growing.

  6. PROVE Cover the rolls with a clean tea towel and leave to prove until doubled in size. Preheat your oven to 220°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 7).

  7. BAKE Bake the rolls for 20 minutes or until golden. If you tap the base of a roll it should sound hollow. Cool on a wire rack.

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  1. 5 star rating

    First time using this recipe but my son said best ones ever .I used to always make my own bread .My recipe from now on

  2. 5 star rating

    So easy to make and very delicious, I also changed the water to a mixture of milk, water and an egg and cooked them all in the same tray as I love the soft edges when pulled apart, will definitely make these again.

  3. 5 star rating

    Made these twice first with the warm water second with the milk and egg have to say both great the one with the water not unlike sourdough bread personally the milk and egg version is really good I'm totally taken with baking your own so much better

  4. 5 star rating

    Great bread, first time making bread, 72 years young, great success

  5. 4 star rating

    Just in the middle of making these now. I will be back with the verdict x

  6. 5 star rating

    Brilliant rolls, made yesterday and only 3 left as we couldn't get enough

  7. 3 star rating

    I used gluten free products the outside came out a bit hard so might try a lower heat next time. First time using gluten free so still working it out. The inside was a bit dense but still tasty.

  8. 5 star rating

    great recipe, worked great first time and thanks for the tip about the egg and milk!

  9. 5 star rating

    Brilliant. I use milk and an egg instead of the water as one of the reviews here suggested. They came out amazingly well.

  10. 5 star rating

    I have zero success with baking as a rule but even I can make these! They were delicious! Fab recipe!

  11. 5 star rating

    This is the best recipe I have used Tried a few. This one came out the tops. Thank you very much

  12. 5 star rating

    Delicious! Easy recipe - won't go back to buying shop bought rolls!

  13. 4 star rating

    Lovely recipe, just back from our Caribbean holidays so I wanted a Caribbean version of these bread rolls, tweaked it with more butter (3 tsp) and used Muscovoado cane sugar (3 tsp) served it with sliced "off the bone ham" and mustard, my choice was a little sprinkling of Trinidad hot sauce.

  14. 5 star rating

    Very good and easy recipe to follow.ive made it a few times now for friends and family. We all love them..

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  16. 5 star rating

    Excellent results everytime. I like the easy to follow instructions and the short video clips.
    A winner at breakfast, lunch & best of all, a big hit after a few minutes out of the oven.

  17. 5 star rating

    Made these roll just now I’ve munched through two with butter and jam already well chuffed with my efforts 😂🎉🎉👍🏻

  18. 5 star rating

    Great recipe, just tweaked it by substituting the water for an egg and milk to make 300ml of liquid, beautiful crust and a softer roll. Can’t wait to try another recipe.

  19. 5 star rating

    This recipe really works well. The rolls were lovely and soft with a good crumb texture. Will definitely make them again.

  20. 4 star rating

    I love to make these bread rolls so easy but if yours come out hard the first time then I think it's something to do with the heat. Although I would defo recommend

  21. 5 star rating

    Really simple & easy to follow recipe - a great one for the kids to do. Mine who are 4 & 7 made the rolls all by themselves and they turned out perfectly!

  22. 5 star rating

    Perfect recipe for perfect rolls. Only wanted a few rolls so used 60 percent of measures with good result. Will use this recipe in future. Thanks!

  23. 5 star rating

    Usually leave any bread making to my daughter (amazing baker! ) but needed to destress so had a go, GREAT RECIPE! easy to follow and lovely bread buns

  24. 3 star rating

    Seemed easy recipe to follow but mine came out rock hard!!! Not sure what I did wrong!!

  25. 5 star rating

    Fantastic recipe for a beginner , works effortlessly.. simple & quick to make and no mess perfect.

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  27. 5 star rating

    I make these rolls every week. Easy recipe and perfect rolls every time 👍

  28. 5 star rating

    Easy peasy and very tasty ... I'd suggest popping them all on a large baking tray rather than splitting across 2 so you get that batch baked effect of soft fluffy sides to the rolls

  29. 5 star rating

    Just the right recipe for me. No fuss no bother, perfect rolls

  30. 5 star rating

    Have made this recipe lots of times, always comes out perfect.

  31. 5 star rating

    Came out perfectly, great recipe.

  32. 5 star rating

    My first recipe I’ve used on this website! Been such a long time since I’ve done any baking! Really enjoyed this recipe! Will definitely do it again!

  33. 5 star rating

    Made me this many times & the wife loves it with my homemade soup, it can be made in to a loaf or rolls or if your from Yorkshire like me it's a breadcake ether way it's quick and easy to make and tastes great.
    Happy baking

  34. 5 star rating

    I make 2 dozen of these rolls every week as the family love them - I prefer to batch bake them just for the sheer joy of pulling them apart when they come out of the oven - just delicious

  35. 4 star rating

    In the process of making these hope they turn out as good as the last time I made them have had to double the batch as family cannot get enough of them

  36. 4 star rating

    First time I have made bread from scratch in over 30 years! Great simple recipe, rolls taste great, just need to work on my neatness skills! Great easy recipe to follow and they were delicious warm with butter & cheddar cheese

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