You can buy bread rolls in different types from hard to soft but there is nothing better than homemade French bread that is still warm from the oven. To start, add the bread flour into the mixing bowl and that add sugar, yeast, salt, and the eggs then start mixing this for about a minute. While mixing, add the milk then mix for another minute then start adding the water little by little while the mixer is still on low speed, you want the dough to be smooth so you will add the water in bits until you can see and feel the dough is smooth.

After kneading 8 minutes add the butter and keep kneading another 20 minutes. Always make sure that you knead it very well because the kneading process makes the pieces of bread or the buns softer. Once the dough is ready, put that in a greased bowl and leave it in a warm place until it doubles in size.

If you are living in a cooler climate always make sure that you switch on the oven to 30 degrees and then you can switch it off or down to 20 degrees and leave it in the oven to proof if not it will take a long time for the dough to rise. After the dough is ready flour your work surface and put the dough on it then punch it down and put more flour on top. Next cut the dough into equal size pieces, take one piece out and press it down and roll it and leave it on the bench to proof again for about 10 minutes.

Take one piece of the dough and roll it to a rectangular or oval shape and roll from one end to the other and press the ends (use flour if it is a bit sticky) and put it inside a non-stick pan and leave to rise for about 20 minutes. When ready brush the top with egg wash and bake in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for about 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. When ready remove them from the oven and let them cool down before serving.

Ingredients;

  • 750 grams of Bread flour
  • 150ml of milk
  • 180ml of water
  • 35 grams of Sugar
  • 6 grams of Salt
  • 10 grams of yeast
  • 2 Eggs
  • 50 grams of butter

Instructions;

  1. Add Bread flour, sugar, yeast, eggs, salt, and mix them for about a minute.
  2. Next, add milk and water little by little and mix for another 8 min then add the butter and mix another 20 min until you get a very smooth dough.
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl to proof.
  4. After the dough has proofed, lightly flour your work surface then cut the dough into 12 equal size pieces.
  5. Make balls and leave on the surface to rise for 10 minutes.
  6. Roll each piece into a rectangular or oval shape and roll from one end to the other then allow them to rise again.
  7. When ready brush the top with eggs and bake in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.