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The art of bread baking: Make Bread the Easy Way

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  • 29th December, 2022
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By Divijaa

The art of bread baking: Make Bread the Easy Way

Bread making is a time-honored tradition that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for centuries. It's an art form that requires patience, skill, and a love of the craft. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a beginner, there's always something new to learn and discover when it comes to making bread.

Soft bread rolls

Soft bread rolls are a popular and versatile baked good that can be enjoyed as a snack or used as a base for sandwiches. They have a tender, fluffy texture and a slightly sweet flavor that makes them a favorite among both adults and children.

Equipments needed for bread making

To make bread at home, you will need the following equipment:

1. Mixing bowl: You will need a large mixing bowl to mix the dough ingredients.

Mixing bowl for soft bread rolls

2. Measuring cups and spoons/weighing scale : To measure out the ingredients, you will need a set of measuring cups and spoons or a scale.

Measuring cup needed for making soft bread rolls

3. Wooden spoon or dough hook: A wooden spoon or a dough hook attached to a stand mixer to mix and knead the dough is important.

wooden spoon/dough hook for making soft bread rolls

4. Baking sheet: A baking sheet to place the dough on before baking is needed.

baking sheet to keep soft bread rolls

5. Oven/cooker: An oven or a cooker to bake the bread in is needed.

oven to bake soft bread rolls

6. Cooling rack: After baking, it's important to let the bread cool on a cooling rack to allow for proper air circulation.

cooling rack to cool the soft bread rolls

7. Brush: To brush milk or egg wash and apply fat after baking.  

egg wash needed on the soft bread rolls

Ready to start making your own delicious bread at home? Check out our YouTube video on bread-making equipment to learn about the tools you'll need to get started. Click the play button below to watch now!

Ingredients needed for bread making

The ingredients needed for bread making will vary depending on the type of bread you are making. Here is a list of common ingredients that are used in bread making:

Flour: Flour is the main ingredient in bread and provides structure and texture to the finished product. All-purpose flour is the most commonly used type of flour for bread making, but you can also use bread flour or whole wheat flour.

Yeast: Yeast is a type of fungus that causes the dough to rise and gives bread its characteristic texture and flavour. There are two main types of yeast used in bread making: active dry yeast and instant yeast.

Salt: Salt helps to balance the sweetness of the dough and helps to preserve the bread.

Water: Water is used to hydrate the dough and helps to bring all of the ingredients together.

Sugar: Sugar provides a bit of sweetness to the dough and helps to feed the yeast, which helps the dough to rise.

Butter or oil: Butter or oil can be added to the dough to add flavour and moisture to the finished bread and also to provide softness.

ingredients needed to make soft bread rolls

Depending on the type of bread you are making, you may also need additional ingredients such as milk, honey, dried fruit, nuts, or herbs.

Recipe for soft bread rolls

IngredientsQuantity
Lukewarm water1 1/2 cups
Butter or olive oil3 tbsp
Active dry yeast1 Tbsp
Sugar4 tbsp
Salt1 1/4 tsp
Refined flour4 cups
Unsalted butter (for brushing tops of dinner rolls)1 Tbsp

Method for soft bread rolls

1. In the bowl mix yeast, sugar and lukewarm water and let it sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast looks foamy. 

2. Sieve in the flour, and salt in a separate bowl. Now mix this in the yeast mixture.

3. Knead the dough with your hands till it becomes soft and stretchy, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise for about 1 hour in a warm place or until doubled in size. 

4. Once it doubles in size, cut out equal portions of dough and shape. 

5. Cover the dinner rolls with plastic wrap and let them rise for another 30-60 minutes in a warm place or until puffed.

6. Bake these proven rolls in a greased tray and bake for 20 mins at 180 degrees.

7. Immediately brush bread rolls with melted butter and set aside to cool to room temperature before serving.

Watch our 'Bread Making 101: The Ingredients You Need' video on YouTube now and get all the tips and tricks you need to start baking delicious homemade bread! Click on the link to watch the video and start your bread-making journey today!

Soft and Fluffy bread rolls
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You can easily make delicious, soft bread rolls at home with a little practice and these tips. They are a perfect addition to any meal and can be enjoyed with a variety of spreads and toppings.

Use these soft bread rolls to make Burgers, Sandwiches, Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Samosa Pav, Aloo Tikki Burger, Keema Pav and so much more!

Faq

Frequently asked questions?

Can I make soft bread rolls without a bread machine?

Yes, you can make soft bread rolls without a bread machine. In fact, many bread roll recipes can be made entirely by hand using a mixing bowl, a wooden spoon, and a baking sheet. Follow the recipe given!

Yes, you can freeze soft bread rolls to enjoy at a later date. Freezing bread rolls is a convenient way to extend their shelf life and have them on hand for quick meals or snacks. Here's how to freeze soft bread rolls: 1. Allow the bread rolls to cool completely after baking. 2. Place the bread rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze them until they are solid, about 2 hours. 3. Once the bread rolls are frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. 4. Label the bag or container with the date and contents, then place it in the freezer.

1. Use flavored flour: Experiment with different types of flour, such as whole wheat, rye, or cornmeal, to add flavor to your bread rolls. 2. Add herbs or spices: Mix in dried herbs or spices to the dough before baking, such as rosemary, basil, oregano, or cumin. 3. Use flavored butter: Spread melted butter flavored with herbs or spices on the tops of the bread rolls before baking, or mix the flavoring into the dough. 4. Add cheese: Sprinkle grated cheese on top of the bread rolls before baking, or mix shredded cheese into the dough. 5. Use a flavored spread: Spread a flavored spread, such as pesto or tapenade, on the tops of the bread rolls before baking. 6. Add dried fruit: Mix in dried fruit, such as raisins or currants, to the dough before baking for a sweet and fruity flavor.

1. Using too much flour: Using too much flour can make the bread rolls dense and heavy. To achieve soft and tender rolls, be sure to measure the flour. 2. Not allowing the dough to rise enough: Allowing the dough to rise helps to create a softer and fluffier texture in the bread rolls. 3. Overkneading the dough: Kneading the dough helps to develop the gluten in the flour, but overkneading can make the bread rolls tough and chewy. 4. Using too much yeast: Using too much yeast can cause the bread rolls to rise too quickly, resulting in a dense and heavy texture. 5. Not preheating the oven: Preheating the oven is important for ensuring that the bread rolls bake evenly and rise properly.

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