Bread Rolls Recipe

Where would our life be without the past our ancestors lived through? Let’s make bread rolls and explore the possibilities along the way!

There are things in life that are the pillars of our existence. We call these crucial elements pillars because without them our world would come down crumbling into pieces. The world would still exist though in many other forms and possibilities but not in the way it is known now.

Do bread rolls care about their past?

There is a theory says that every little action has influence in the future frequently quoting the butterfly effect but recent research in quantum mechanics experiments shows the small changes in past has no real influence for the future. So, it seems that going back in time probably won’t cause such havoc as it did to Marty McFly after all.

This may be good news for those who think about opening a time travel agency for the masses and provide guided tours for time tourists who would like to experience the world without social media, reality show politics or Covid-19.

Do bread rolls care about each other?

The only problem is that we have to wait until the scientists solve how to fit us into quantum size ships as traveling through time is not really a possibility in our normal sized world. If Steven Hawking is right then time traveling is not even possible at all or simply his champagne and snacks aren’t worth the trouble for the time travelers to show up for his party.

Inviting unknown people to party together is a brave idea on its own anyway. Given that we care about the outcome of our party, of course. Such social gatherings should be carefully orchestrated to ensure the people invited can feel passing their time was a worthy endeavor.

Yet, we are forced together on the variety of unreasonable grounds like being a parent, speaking the same language or working for the same company. Not like widening our view of the world wouldn’t be beneficial for us and for the greater good on the long run but surely many of us felt once or twice spending time watching James Bond marathon better spent than attending at a gathering.

Do bread rolls have heritage?

Slouching on a coach staring at the TV won’t build any pillars though. Such sturdy constructions require countless hours of sweat and blood to be shed sometimes through generations until they are capable to fulfill their destiny.

It’s hard to fathom the sacrifices our ancestors made in the hindsight of modern technologies but our modern life rests on their life’s work. Probably few of us yearns to go back building cathedrals from plans sketched into sand, pulling up stones on the Nile or making bread totally by hand.

Yet, if we yearn to walk in the shoes of long forgotten times to taste the flavor of the era is not completely impossible. Well, to be completely honest, it’s a bit on the tough side as getting the flour that were produced before the industrial revolution started to refine all processes will be close to impossible for many of us.

Do bread rolls care at all?

But if we aren’t that picky about getting the perfectly imperfect flour and we make go of what is sold in the nearest shop, we can still make some perfectly tasty thing without adding any fancy stuff to our dough.

To make bread or in this particular case bread roll from scratch in the old way, we should start making our very own bread starter too. At old times this thing wasn’t really as big a deal as it is today because they were making bread quite often so using this starter up was part of the process.

When kneading the sourdough was done, they just kept a little piece of it in a jar with water for the next time. They say that there were families where such sourdoughs went from mother to daughter for generations, creating truly unique flavors and differences between each bread.

Are bread rolls easy going?

Nowadays very few of us will have the dedication to walk down on that path that leads to sourdough enlightenment. Even though making sourdough is as easy as tossing some flour into water and let it be as the process is not being a controlled one, it is full of disappointments.

So if we have a bit of fresh yeast to give us a hand then that will give us just enough kick to fairly quickly make sourdough bread rolls that will not take weeks to prepare, yet they will give all they can in flavor letting us glimpse into our past as much as our kitchen allows us.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom

 

Ingredients

Starter

  • ⅞ cup / 100g Flour
  • ½ cup /100g Water
  • 1 tablespoon / 1g Fresh yeast

Bread rolls

  • 5¼ cup / 625g Flour
  • 0.3 oz / 10g Fresh yeast
  • ¼ / 10g Lemon juice
  • 1¼ cup – 1½ cup / 350ml – 375ml Water
  • 3 teaspoon / 15g Salt

Note: It’s recommended to use metric values for measurements.

How to make Bread rolls

Starter

  1. Making a starter is not essential but it will give the bread rolls a slight sourdough like flavor enhancing the bread rolls overall flavor. Mix the starter ingredients together in a container with a lid.
  2. Put the lid on then place the container into the fridge for at least 4-6 hours.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom

Bread rolls

  1. Measure the flour then add the starter, yeast and the lemon.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Start kneading the dough and gradually add the water. When the dough is somewhat got together add the salt too. Salt plays an important role in tightening gluten structure so try not to skip this step.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. We are after a fairly soft and tacky dough here so don’t be scared if the dough doesn’t come off the side of the bowl or from our hands.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Place the dough into a big bowl or just to a place with a temperature between 68°F – 81°F / 20 – 27°C where it can rest for 90 minutes. If we are short of big bowls just sprinkle some water on the dough then cover it with a clean damp kitchen cloth. If the water evaporates from the kitchen cloth just sprinkle some more on it.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. In 90 minutes, our dough should double in size. With a bit of luck the kitchen cloth won’t stick onto the dough either.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Flour the top of the dough then flatten it by hand.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  7. Divide the dough into 15 equal pieces which are about 3 oz / 80g each.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  8. Start rolling the dough into a ball with a circling motion with our fingers are bent inwards.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  9. The dough should stick to the working surface that will help us shaping a uniformly stretched surface. Apply a couple of drop of water to the bottom if they don’t stick.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  10. On the other hand the dough will stick to our hands that will hinder our ability to make nice balls out of them so don’t forget to dust the hands before each dough rolling.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMomStill in doubt? Check out: How to roll bread roll No.1
  11. Once we have rolled up all the dough, sprinkle water on them.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  12. Cover the moist dough balls with a damp kitchen cloth.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  13. Then place the covered dough into a 68°F – 81°F / 20 – 27°C spot for 30 minutes.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  14. Give them another roll. If all done well during the process of rolling, we can see and hear air bubbles coming and deflating. This will be the final shape of the bread rolls so mind not to tear the surface now. Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMomHey, there is a video about this: How to roll bread roll No.2
  15. Place the rolled dough balls onto a baking tray with a parchment paper or use flour to dust it beforehand then sprinkle water on top of the dough balls.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  16. Place a damp kitchen cloth on top of the dough balls and place them to a 68°F – 81°F / 20 – 27°C spot for 90 minutes. Check if the cloth needs watering and moist it if necessary.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  17. When the bread rolls doubles remove the kitchen cloth and sprinkle more water on top.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  18. Now it’s time to add chia, sesame or poppy seed on top then put the bread rolls into the preheated oven.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  19. For these bread rolls, we need steam to bake them to perfection but unfortunately not all ovens are equipped with such functions so we have to make our own steam bath. Get a couple of stones and place them into a tray onto the bottom of the oven. The stones will increase the hot surface the water can interact and create more steam quicker.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  20. Heat the oven to its maximum with the stones on the bottom which is in most cases 365°F / 180°C. Place the bread rolls into the middle rack, pour a cup of water onto the stones and quickly close the oven door.
  21. Bread rolls need about 15 minutes but much depends on the oven so after about 8 minutes check them if they need a hand. If only one of the sides are getting the golden brown color, swap sides.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  22. Apply a thin coat of water on top to create a softer crust if desired.Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

Bread Rolls Recipe

Where would our life be without the past our ancestors lived through? Let's make bread rolls and explore the possibilities along the way!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Dairy free, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Starter preparation 6 hours
Total Time 9 hours 45 minutes
Servings 15
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Starter
  • cup / 100g Flour
  • ½ cup /100g Water
  • 1 tablespoon / 1g Fresh yeast
Bread rolls
  • cup / 625g Flour
  • 0.3 oz / 10g Fresh yeast
  • ¼ / 10 g Lemon juice
  • cup - 1½ cup / 350ml - 375ml Water
  • 3 teaspoon / 15g Salt

Instructions

Starter

  • Making a starter is not essential but it will give the bread rolls a slight sourdough like flavor enhancing the bread rolls overall flavor. Mix the starter ingredients together in a container with a lid.
  • Put the lid on then place the container into the fridge for at least 4-6 hours.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom

Bread rolls

  • Measure the flour then add the starter, yeast and the lemon.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Start kneading the dough and gradually add the water. When the dough is somewhat got together add the salt too. Salt plays an important role in tightening gluten structure so try not to skip this step.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • We are after a fairly soft and tacky dough here so don't be scared if the dough doesn't come off the side of the bowl or from our hands.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place the dough into a big bowl or just to a place with a temperature between 68°F - 81°F / 20 - 27°C where it can rest for 90 minutes. If we are short of big bowls just sprinkle some water on the dough then cover it with a clean damp kitchen cloth. If the water evaporates from the kitchen cloth just sprinkle some more on it.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • In 90 minutes, our dough should double in size. With a bit of luck the kitchen cloth won't stick onto the dough either.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Flour the top of the dough then flatten it by hand.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Divide the dough into 15 equal pieces which are about 3 oz / 80g each.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Start rolling the dough into a ball with a circling motion with our fingers are bent inwards.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • The dough should stick to the working surface that will help us shaping a uniformly stretched surface. Apply a couple of drop of water to the bottom if they don't stick.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • On the other hand the dough will stick to our hands that will hinder our ability to make nice balls out of them so don't forget to dust the hands before each dough rolling.Still in doubt? Check out: How to roll bread roll No.1
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Once we have rolled up all the dough, sprinkle water on them.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Cover the moist dough balls with a damp kitchen cloth.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Then place the covered dough into a 68°F - 81°F / 20 - 27°C spot for 30 minutes.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Give them another roll. If all done well during the process of rolling, we can see and hear air bubbles coming and deflating. This will be the final shape of the bread rolls so mind not to tear the surface now. Hey, there is a video about this: How to roll bread roll No.2
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place the rolled dough balls onto a baking tray with a parchment paper or use flour to dust it beforehand then sprinkle water on top of the dough balls.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place a damp kitchen cloth on top of the dough balls and place them to a 68°F - 81°F / 20 - 27°C spot for 90 minutes. Check if the cloth needs watering and moist it if necessary.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • When the bread rolls doubles remove the kitchen cloth and sprinkle more water on top.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Now it's time to add chia, sesame or poppy seed on top then put the bread rolls into the preheated oven.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • For these bread rolls, we need steam to bake them to perfection but unfortunately not all ovens are equipped with such functions so we have to make our own steam bath. Get a couple of stones and place them into a tray onto the bottom of the oven. The stones will increase the hot surface the water can interact and create more steam quicker.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Heat the oven to its maximum with the stones on the bottom which is in most cases 365°F / 180°C. Place the bread rolls into the middle rack, pour a cup of water onto the stones and quickly close the oven door.
  • Bread rolls need about 15 minutes but much depends on the oven so after about 8 minutes check them if they need a hand. If only one of the sides are getting the golden brown color, swap sides.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Apply a thin coat of water on top to create a softer crust if desired.
    Bread rolls recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

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