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245Total Time
225Prep Time
20Bake Time

White Bread Rolls

51 Reviews

  • Egg-Free Recipies
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

Our white bread rolls are perfect for packed lunches and picnics, a fresh batch 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.

Why do bread rolls get hard?

Hard crusts mean that you are either baking on too low heat and for too long, or that the dough you started off with was not kneaded well enough. Make sure the water you use for kneading the dough is warm. Hot water kills the yeast so make sure it is finger-tolerable warm.

If you enjoyed making this recipe, we think you'll love making your own pizza!

245Total Time
225Prep Time
20Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    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.

  2. Step 2:

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

  3. Step 3:


    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. Step 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. Step 5:


    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. Step 6:


    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.


  • For the Dough

    • 500g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 1 sachet Allinson's Easy Bake yeast or Allinson's Time Saver Yeast
    • 1.5 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1.5 tsp Salt
    • 1 tbsp Softened butter
    • 300ml Warm water


  • Mixing bowl
  • Tea towel
  • Weighing scales
  • 2x Baking sheet
  • Cooling rack

Nutritional Information

per 61g
  • 160cal Energy
  • 1.5g Fat
  • 0.8g of which Saturates
  • 30g Carbohydrates
  • 0.7g of which Sugars
  • 5.4g Protein
  • 0.62g Salt

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