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The fluffiest bread rolls you’ll enjoy hot or cold

Indulge in the irresistible delight of homemade bread with these fluffy bread rolls that are perfect whether enjoyed hot out of the oven or served cold. This simple yet delightful recipe will guide you through the process of creating soft and fluffy rolls that are bound to become a staple at your dining table. Whether paired with a hearty soup or enjoyed as a snack, these bread rolls are sure to please everyone in the family.

Recipe: The Fluffiest Bread Rolls


  • 1 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare the Yeast Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, stir together warm water, sugar, and yeast until creamy. Let it stand for about 10 minutes until the yeast is activated and becomes frothy.
  2. Combine Ingredients:
    • Add 2 cups of flour, vegetable oil, and salt to the yeast mixture. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  3. Knead the Dough:
    • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. This step helps develop the gluten in the dough, resulting in a softer texture.
  4. Let the Dough Rise:
    • Lightly oil a large bowl and place the dough in it, turning to coat it with oil. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rise in a warm place until it has doubled in volume, approximately 1 hour.
  5. Shape the Rolls:
    • Once the dough has risen, deflate it and divide it into 16 equal pieces. Form each piece into a round ball and place them on lightly greased baking sheets, ensuring they are at least 2 inches apart. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let them rise again until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  6. Bake the Rolls:
    • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake the rolls in the preheated oven until they are golden brown, approximately 18 to 20 minutes.


  1. Can I use all-purpose flour instead of bread flour?
    • Yes, you can substitute all-purpose flour for bread flour, but the texture of the rolls may be slightly different.
  2. How do I know when the rolls are done baking?
    • The rolls should be golden brown on top and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  3. Can I freeze the rolls for later use?
    • Yes, once cooled, the rolls can be stored in an airtight container or freezer bag and frozen for up to a month. Thaw them at room temperature before reheating.
  4. What can I serve these rolls with?
    • These fluffy bread rolls are delicious served with butter, jam, soup, or as a side to your favorite main dishes.


  1. Use warm water for activating the yeast: The water should be warm to the touch but not too hot, as hot water can kill the yeast.
  2. Allow enough time for rising: Proper rising is essential for achieving fluffy rolls, so be patient and allow the dough to double in size during both rising stages.
  3. Keep an eye on the oven: Oven temperatures may vary, so check the rolls towards the end of the baking time to prevent over-browning.
  4. Enjoy fresh or store properly: These rolls are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container to maintain their softness.

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