lockdown yeast bread rolls

Easy Wholemeal Yeast Bread Rolls

These are my go to Bread rolls recipe. ready to bake in 2 hours and perfect when you are short on time and need some lovely soft rolls for lunch of dinner or a picnic. I have used Wholemeal flour here but really any flour will do as this is a very flexible recipe. Add seeds if you like a handful of linseeds or oats etc all add a lovely flavour and texture to mix it up!
Keyword bread, Easy, hamburgerbuns, quick, rolls, Wholemeal, Yeast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Author Katie Cardile


  • 500 g Flour Wholemeal, or any flour what every you have
  • 320 g Water
  • 7 g Dried Yeast
  • 30 g Olive Oil
  • 10 g Salt
  • 15 g Sugar Brown sugar, Honey or Maple Syrup to add flavour
  • 2 tbsp Milk for brushing the rolls before baking
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds For spinkling ontop of the rolls


  • Place the Flour, Salt, Sugar and any optional extras such as seeds or handful of oats, to a large bowl, or place in a stand mixer if using.
  • Add the 320g of water and 30g of olive oil.
  • Mix well by hand until it forms a nice smooth dough, then need for at least 8 minutes in the bowl is fine. If using the stand mixer mix with dough paddles and knead for at least 5 mins.
  • Cover with a cloth and let the dough rest now for at least one hour or when it doubles in size, in a nice warm place in the kitchen.
  • Now it's time to shape the dough into rolls. Prepare your baking tray by lining it with baking paper. Then devide the dough into 8 equal pieces, or you can measure out each piece to approx 110g each.
  • On a worktop, stretch out the dough piece to knock the air out of it a little, then pinch an edge of the dough, stretch it and fold it over itself, turn the dough piece and take another edge and repeat until you have a roughly round dough ball. Turn the dough ball over (crease side down) and place the baking tray.
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  • Again cover the dough balls with a tea towel and leave to rise for approx 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius.
  • Brush the doughballs with a little milk and sprinkle on some sesame seeds or oat flakes.
  • Bake in the middle of oven for 15-17 mins.
  • Once you remove form the oven, remove from the tray and let them cool on a cooling rack.
  • Once cool, these rolls are delicious to eat immediately, or also freeze wonderfully. Enjoy with Burgers, for Picnic sandwiches or just lathered in Irish butter anytime!