How to make bread rolls

Bruno Feldeisen, judge from The Great Canadian Baking Show, gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a classic dinner roll.

Judge Bruno gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the perfect dinner roll.

How to make bread rolls

5 years ago
Duration 1:36
Bruno Feldeisen, judge on The Great Canadian Baking Show, gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to make classic dinner rolls.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Total time: three hours

Makes 18 rolls


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 tbsp sugar, divided
  • 1 pkg (8 g) active dry yeast
  • 4 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup whole milk, warmed
  • 3 eggs, divided, room temperature
  • Sea salt, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dehydrated onions (optional)


  • Grease two 9-inch round pans or one 13 x 9-inch pan with butter and set aside.
  • Stir water,1 tbsp sugar and yeast together in a small bowl and set aside until frothy, about 10 minutes.
  • Whisk together flour, remaining 2 tbsp sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add yeast mixture, butter, milk and 2 lightly beaten eggs. With a wooden spoon, stir together to form a ragged dough.

    Everyone loves a nice fluffy dinner roll. (The Great Canadian Baking Show)

  • Place bowl on stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Mix for 7 minutes on medium-low.
  • Scrape dough into a large, well-oiled bowl; turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean, lightly-dampened kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm area until doubled in size (about 1 hour 15 minutes).

    Use a wooden spoon to create a ragged dough, then use a stand-mixer with a dough hook. (The Great Canadian Baking Show)

  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and punch down. Divide into 18 equal portions.

    Cover your dough with a kitchen towel, and wait for it to double in size. (The Great Canadian Baking Show)

  • Pinch bottoms and roll gently to form balls.

    Punch down your dough on a lightly floured surface.

  • Place in pan(s), evenly spaced apart, and cover lightly with plastic wrap or kitchen towel. Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Beat remaining egg and brush gently over dough balls. Sprinkle with salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and/or dehydrated onions, if desired.

    Roll your dough into 18 equal-sized balls. (The Great Canadian Baking Show)

  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden.
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