Saturday, 1 February 2014

Sweet Rolls

I'm not much of a bread-baker. There are many, many steps in making the perfect dough and it's all time consuming. Plus I don't like the kneading process. Too much dough, flour, and stickiness for me. So I leave the bread to the experts and don't usually bother with bread recipes, unless they're something special. (like my raspberry sweet rolls, cinnamon & sugar doughnuts, and hot cross buns)

But then I came across this recipe. The title caught my eye - I'm a big, big fan of sweet bread - and to my delight I discovered that this dough recipe is made in your breadmaker!

These buns are some of the softest and fluffiest homemade buns I've come across. They still are soft the next day, and on the third day just pop one in your microwave to heat it up, smear with Nutella, and you're good as gold.

Simply dump all ingredients in your breadmaker and let it do its thing, then form the dough into balls and place into your pan. Leave it to rise for another hour, then bake. That's it!

Soft & Fluffy Sweet Rolls
makes about 20 rolls

1 buttermilk (mix 1 C milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice and sit for 5 minutes)
60g softened butter
1 egg
3 1/4 C flour
1/3 C sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon active dry yeast

Simply dump in all of the ingredients in the order listed and start the dough cycle on the machine. The machine mixes the dough and lets it rise. Once the breadmaker finishes, roll the dough into golf-sized balls and place into a pan. The dough may be a little sticky, so I usually smear butter onto the tips of my fingers before handling the dough. Cover the rolls and leave to rise for about an hour in a warm place. Preheat your oven to 180C.
Bake rolls for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops turn a deep golden brown colour. If you’re baking in a clear glass pan, you can peek at the sides and bottom edges to see if there’s a little browning.


  1. I get tired of all the steps in making bread, I just want to throw it in a mixer and bake. These look so good and everything a busy mom needs!

  2. These look mighty tasty! And easy too. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. can you knead instead of using a "breadmaker" which i don't know if it's a processor?

    1. Yes you can. A breadmaker makes, kneads, and lets the dough rise for you - so when you take it out, it's ready to use. To make this without a breadmaker, simply make this recipe as you would normal bread. ie combine the yeast with warmed milk and sugar and let sit for 5 minutes. Then add the flour and let rise for an hour, before kneading and leaving to rise for another 20 minutes.

  4. These look amazingly delicious! Pinning to Pinterest!