Breaking bread with your family is as old as the hills – but how about baking your own bread together. It is surprisingly easy, and lots of fun to see your own bread rolls rise to the occasion.
500 g wholemeal bread flour
1.5 tsp Salt
1tsp unrefined golden caster sugar
15g unsalted Butter
1 Easy bake yeast sachet 7g
300ml Warm water
1 Egg glaze
Place flour and salt into a medium sized bowl, stir in sugar, rub in butter to form a soft dough;
Knead the dough on lightly floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic;
Separate the dough into 8-10 balls, or different shapes which can be fun if baking with little ones;
Place on baking tray, cover and leave in warm place until dough has risen and doubled in size – around 40 minutes;
Preheat oven to 230 C or gas mark 8;
Brush surface with beaten eggs;
Bake rolls for 15 minutes, then reduce loaf to 200 C or gas mark 6 for 10 minutes;
Rolls should be crisp and golden brown on the outside with a hollow interior.
Cool on wire rack and serve.
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