{Dinner Rolls}

Tonight for dinner we are having leftovers, spring beef stew to be exact and so I thought I'd bake some bread to go along with it, its a bread baking kind of afternoon here, the air is heavy and humid and the rain is falling, perfect for dough to do its thing, I really get a buzz out of baking bread, the smell is so homely and it just makes me feel good, these little rolls which I found over at salt and chocolate are the perfect size for beside a soup or stew but if you want to put anything into them then divide the dough into eight instead.

...dinner rolls
2 1/4 tsp dried yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
3 cups plain flour
1 cup wholemeal flour

Combine the yeast, warm water, sugar, butter, and salt. Let it stand five minutes then stir in the flours mix till the dough comes together. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for one hour.

Punch down the dough on a floured bench, cut into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place 5cm apart on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cover with a clean tea towel and let them rise for another 20 minutes (until almost doubled).

Once that's done bake in a 200 degree oven until golden brown, 15-18 minutes. Serve warm or cool.


  1. These look lovely, have not made bread in weeks, must get into this weekend:) Mr PK thinks your "tuna toasts" sound divine, and wants to make them for himself on Friday night, I am a meanie who wont make him tuna anything (I so wish I liked tuna, so healthy and convinient!).....your solo suppers top mine!:)

  2. oh yes, homemade bread is so good. whenever I get slack and don't make bread and have to buy it I always say to myself, I'm never buying this again, homemade bread is so much better.
    - And your folks live in Warkworth, did you live there also? That shop is so great, Liam has one of their wooden sandpit diggers, they have so many wonderful things I want to buy.


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