If you have already conquered baking regular loaves using your bread maker, you are probably looking for new and exciting bready items to create using your machine.
What about making rolls in the bread machine, for instance?
Hallelujah! You can have the great taste of home-made bread with rolls too.
If you are searching for a rolls recipe for a bread machine, you’ve come to the right place. There are plenty of bread machine roll recipes out there, but if you are looking for an easy recipe, look no further.
We have created a simple step-by-step guide to help you create the most delicious bread rolls using your bread maker.
It’s important to note that most bread machines have the option to create rolls, so it is always best to consult the manufacturer guide as well as reading other recipes.
Bread Machine Roll Recipe
First, we need to gather all our ingredients together. This particular recipe will bake 24 rolls.
It’s really helpful to measure your ingredients ahead of time, and to make sure they’re at least room temperature. This saves you a lot of effort, and makes the baking process a whole lot easier! Some ingredients may need to be warmer, but we’ll specify this in the recipe.
- 1 cup of warm milk (usually at 70 – 80 degrees)
- ½ cup of butter
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 4 cups bread flour
- 2 ¼ active dry yeast
Before we start using our ingredients, it is best to place yeast aside, as this will be used towards the very end of the recipe. Believe us, there’s nothing worse than accidentally adding it too soon as you pour the rest in – it ruins the batch and you have to start from scratch, hopefully laughing off the mistake.
Gather all your dry ingredients – sugar, salt, and bread flour – and place them into a mixing bowl. Once these ingredients are in your bowl, give them a good stir, and make sure they have all combined. Once you are happy with this mixture, place the bowl aside, as this will be used later.
The next step is to warm your milk and your butter separately. Place it in the microwave until it reaches 70-80 degrees. Once your milk is warm, and your butter has melted, take out the pan from your bread machine and place it on the counter.
Start by adding in your wet ingredients into the pan: warm milk, melted butter, and eggs. Once those ingredients are in the pan, you can add your combined mixture of sugar, salt, and bread flour into the pan too.
This is where our yeast makes an appearance!
Once your ingredients are in the pan, carefully use a spoon to create a little dip in the mixture. You can then add your yeast into the little dip. Once you are satisfied with all your ingredients, you can place the pan back into the bread machine.
Once the pan is secured into the machine, you can close the lid and set the dough on cycle. Press start, sit back, and relax.
Once the dough cycle in complete, you can remove the dough from the pan and place it on a flour covered surface. Using a rolling pin, carefully roll out the dough into a rectangle shape (approximately ½ inch in thickness).
Once you have rolled your perfect rectangle, use a pizza cutter to separate the dough into 24 pieces. If you don’t have a pizza cutter, you can always use a knife, but pizza cutters are really useful when cutting dough.
Once you have sliced your dough into separate pieces, place them onto a baking tray. Make sure your tray has been lined with grease-proof paper beforehand. It’s better to place your pieces of dough at least two inches apart.
After your dough pieces are perfectly aligned on your baking tray, place a tea towel over them and allow them to double in size. Whilst you are waiting for your dough to rise, you can set your oven to 350 degrees to pre-heat.
When you are happy with the size of your dough rolls, place them in the oven. The middle rack is usually best for rolls. Let them bake for approximately 15 minutes, until they are golden brown in color.
As soon as you are happy with the color, remove them from the oven and place on a cooling rack. If you want your rolls to have an extra shine, you can brush melted butter over the top of them.
Your bread rolls are now ready to eat! Sit back and enjoy the great taste of homemade rolls in the bread machine.
Take a look at this other rolls recipe for bread machine in video format:
Have you tried a bread machine roll recipe yet?