Wholemeal Bread Rolls by Allinson's

  • Total Time

    2h 45m
    • Prep Time

      2h 25m
    • Bake Time

  • Serves


  • Skill Level

  • Dietary Needs

    • Vegetarian
  • 15 Reviews

    5 star rating

A delicious alternative to our white rolls made with Allinson's dough, our wholemeal rolls are a wonderful edition to the beginner baker’s recipe list. We like ours served warm straight from the oven, or popped in a packed lunch as part of a healthy meal.


  1. MIX Mix the flours, yeast and salt in a big bowl. Mix together the melted butter, sugar and water, then mix in with a cutlery knife.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

  6. 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

    Very good recipe

  2. 5 star rating

    I love this recipe. So easy to follow. The bread is delicious, so tasty. I make at least two loaves a week. I've only just started making bread and found this recipe ideal.

  3. 5 star rating

    So goood!

  4. 1 star rating

    Am I missing something.... the instructions say 'sugar' but no sugar is listed or quanitity quoted on the ingredients list!?!

    Yes there should be 1 1/2tsp of sugar in the recipe, I will get this updated, Thankyou

    Happy Baking!

  5. 5 star rating

    Easy recipe excellent results

  6. 5 star rating

    Nice easy way to make rolls.

  7. 5 star rating

    Absolutely delicious 😋 tastiest bread I have ever had! Easy to follow recipe as well.

  8. 5 star rating

    Really easy recipe to follow , thank you. GREAT with added chai seeds.

  9. 5 star rating

    Very tasty rolls with great texture. Wrapped mine in a clean tea towel when they came out of the oven for a softer crust.

  10. 5 star rating

    Very easy recipe with fantastic outcome. Haven't made bread in decades but since the lockdown, baking every week and having to give cakes & bread away. The rolls were soft and, as stated previously just as nice after defrosting. Even my granddaughters took 4 home with them, that's saying something 5*

  11. 5 star rating

    Excellent easy recipe and the rolls are superb

  12. 5 star rating

    Such a easy recipe to follow with excellent results especially for a novice bread baker without a bread making machine. Also good exercise when kneading the dough for 10 mins. The rolls taste great fresh or after defrosting if stored in the freezer.

  13. 5 star rating

    Wow!! The tastiest lightest rolls i have ever made i can't stop baking them. So easy to make too.

  14. 5 star rating

    I love wholemeal bread and this is one of the best, easiest and tastiest I’ve made. Every time I go to visit mother I have to make double the amount to take with me. Also it’s really good to freeze and just as tasty when defrosted.

  15. 5 star rating

    Very easy to prepare, good practice for hand kneading skills. Wholemeal recipe that works. Thank you.

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