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A random selection of bread rolls

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Cuisine Fiend

A random selection of bread rolls

Sometimes you get tired of the big loaves and fancy something smaller, a housing for a cheese sandwich or a bacon butty. Here’s a selection of some of my favourite bread rolls, in no particular order...

Alehouse rolls

Alehouse rolls: excellent, with toasted oats (try to say it quickly several times…) soaked in ale or stout - the best use of home brew if you ask me ;-). They are dark and quite heavy but hellishly tasty, proper brown bread rolls.

Bridge rolls

Totally different, fluff central. Bridge rolls - or finger rolls - dainty little things, almost brioche-like.

Flutes

Flutes with sage and parmesan - like really big, fat breadsticks. They are so tasty, probably best just with butter, Parmesan is such a magic ingredient.

Bagels

Could I miss out bagels? Definitely not and this is a really foolproof recipe. They do spring in the oven massively, go for malt extract to add to the boiling water, I think it makes a difference in the flavour.

Parker House rolls

Parker House rolls, invented in the Boston PH hotel: they look a bit like Pacman and infuriatingly open up whilst being baked. Very, very nice though – all that butter doesn’t go in there for nothing.

Baps

Baps, my favourite, soft, floury, white - totally old-fashioned. Replace the butter in the recipe with lard and you're back in the 50s...

Comments

isand66's picture
isand66

Wow!  Great collection.  Would love to see your formula for the ale rolls.

Ian

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Cuisine Fiend

The ale rolls recipe is in this link.

isand66's picture
isand66

Thanks.

I've made similar rolls but I like your combination of butter and honey along with the other ingredients.  A sourdough version of these would be real tasty as well.

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Cuisine Fiend

That's a good idea although I find that on some heavier 'porridgy' breads using yeast gives better results.

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Yippee

Impressive breads, and blog!  Your avatar is super cute!

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Cuisine Fiend

Thanks Yippee - I've just been looking at your pizzas and they really floored me...