These milk rolls are soft, fluffy and full of flavour. They're delicately sweet and as light as air! The milk bread rolls are easy to make by hand from scratch and taste incredible. They're tasty buns that go with many dishes.
These yeasted milk rolls are fluffy and flavourful.
They don't require a lot of kneading, but just some time to rise.
They're perfect as dinner rolls, as burger buns or just spread with butter and a sprinkling of sea salt. But in fact, I'm happy just to spread them with a little butter, fresh from the oven, and eat them on their own. They need no adornment.
The milk buns are really airy, soft and delicate, with a subtle sweetness. They're definitely my ultimate dinner rolls.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Not much kneading
- Fluffy and soft
- Full of flavour
- Subtly sweet
Milk - A full-fat whole milk is best for this recipe.
Yeast - makes the buns rice and get fluffy.
Flour - use all-purpose flour (aka plain flour).
Butter - adds richness to the buns.
Caster sugar - also called superfine sugar, it adds a little of the classic milk roll sweetness.
Salt - I use a good quality sea salt. The salt balances the flavors.
I go through phases of making my own bread.
For a while I used my bread maker a few times a week to make mix the dough, then I'd pat it into shape and bake it in the oven.
Then I fell out of the habit.
It's so wonderful when the smell of bread permeates the air all around the house.
I'm back to making bread regularly now because it's easy and delicious.
You just need to give it a little time and attention. You need to be patient, to wait.
In this age of fast information and constant connectivity, we're losing the art of patience. We can bring it back, a little, by slowing down food. Slower eating and cooking, slower baking and enjoying.
It's usually the mess that makes me stop baking my own bread, but with this recipe for milk rolls you can knead right in the bowl.
It also doesn't need much kneading, so you won't be spending all day with a sore arm.
There are so many ways to enjoy these fluffy milk bread rolls! Try these ideas:
- To accompany everything from Shepherd's Pie to Peanut Stew.
- As a dinner roll for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
- Spread them with carrot jam or some fruit compote.
- Enjoy toasted and spread with butter, for breakfast.
- Use them to mop up some fresh homemade tomato soup, lentil soup or pea soup.
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Fluffy Milk Rolls Recipe
- 1 ¾ cups (400ml) milk
- ⅓ cup (75ml) cold water
- 2 teaspoons fast action dry yeast
- 3 ¾ cups (600g) all-purpose flour (plain flour)
- ¼ cup (75g) butter melted
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Scald the milk by bringing it just to the boil in a saucepan and then removing it from the heat. Pour the hot milk into a large bowl and add the cold water. Leave it to cool to warm, then stir in the yeast and leave for 5 minutes.
- Add the flour, melted butter, sugar and salt to the bowl. Stir to bring it together, then knead it in the bowl for two minutes.
- Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave to rise for 1 hour, kneading for 1 minute twice during the rising time.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Shape the dough into small equal-sized balls and place slightly apart on the prepared tray. Leave to rise for 40 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F
- Dust the tops of the dough lightly with flour, then bake for 20 minutes or until risen and golden.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.