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Dinner Rolls, et al



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Master Recipe

  • 225 g warm water
  • 45 g instant full cream milk powder, or, replace water and powder with 250g warm full cream milk
  • 1 tbsp instant dried yeast
  • 2 tbsp Rapadura Sugar, + 2 tbsp extra for sweet buns
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60 g soft butter
  • 380 g White bread flour

Hot Cross Buns

  • 2 tbsp mixed spice
  • 1 cup of mixed fruit

Piping Mixture

  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp macadamia oil

Finger Bun Icing

  • 200 g raw icing sugar
  • 100 g soft butter
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • natural pink food colouring, optional
  • Desiccated Coconut, optional

Scroll Spice Mix

  • 60 g Butter, melted
  • 100 g rapadura or coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Scroll Icing

  • 130 g raw icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6
    1h 35min
    Preparation 1h 10min
  • 7
  • 8
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Recipe's preparation

    Master Recipe
  1. 1. Place water, milk powder, yeast, sugar and salt into Thermomix bowl and mix on speed 2 for 10 seconds. Leave for one minute.
    2. Add remaining ingredients and mix on dough setting for 4 minutes.
    3. Leave to rise in bowl until MC starts to pop out.
    4. Add any remaining ingredients for the type of roll or bun you're making and shape as required on a lightly floured Thermomat. (dough is very soft)
    5. Place in a 20cm square cake tin or baking dish (or place on a baking tray) and cover with a clean tea towel.
    6. Leave to prove in a warm place until doubled in size. This can take 2 to 2 ½ hours in winter.
    7. Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated 200C oven.

  2. Hot Cross Buns
  3. 1. Add with flour:
    2 Tbsp mixed spice (I blend 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp mixed spice, ¼ tsp nutmeg and ¼ tsp ground cloves)
    2. Once proven in bowl, add 1 cup mixed fruit and knead for a further 20 seconds or so to incorporate.

    3. Cut into 9 even pieces and shape into a ball. To do this, cup hands around a piece of dough and continue pushing dough to the underside until the top is smooth and round.

    4. Place into a 20cm square cake pan and allow to rise. When nearly ready to bake, heat oven to 200C and make piping mixture.

    5. Mix together in a small bowl. Place into a small ziplock bag and cut a tiny piece from one corner. Pipe horizontal then vertical lines on the rolls to make the crosses.

    6. Bake for 20 minutes or until they are nicely golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Try to keep in one piece.
    Glaze if desired.

  4. Finger Buns
  5. 1. Make the master recipe, adding the extra sugar and allow to rise. You can add 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1 tsp cinnamon, if desired.

    2. Divide dough into 9 even pieces. Gently flatten pieces into a small rectangl and roll up to make a sausage shape.

    3. Place into a medium sized oven dish or tray, so they have a little room between them, to prove.

    4. Bake as per master recipe. 

    5. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

    6. Place icing ingredients into Thermomix. bowl.

    7. Blend on speed 2, then increase to speed 4 and continue mixing  until creamy.

    8. Ice buns and then sprinkle with coconut.    

  6. Cinnamon Scrolls
  7. 1. Make master recipe, adding the extra sugar and allow to do first rise.

    2. Shape dough into a rectangle on a silpat mat. 

    3. Brush dough with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar 

    4. Roll dough up from long end into a log. Cut into 9 pieces and place into small square baking dish.

    5. Continue as per master recipe.

    6. Mix icing ingredients together in a bowl. Leave scrolls for 10 minutes to cool a little, then pour over.


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This recipe is very versatile as you can see. It makes a very soft, luscious roll or bun. I would not swap out the white flour for wholemeal or spelt as it may not be as soft and light as white flour.

Make sure you use bakers flour and not plain flour.

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  • Glad they are a hit with you

    Submitted by The Bush Gourmand on 14. September 2015 - 22:43.

    Glad they are a hit with you and your family!




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  • I have made these multiple

    Submitted by tammmz on 14. September 2015 - 17:02.

    I have made these multiple times as dinner rolls and oh my word they are a hit every time!

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  • Great recipe. Thanks

    Submitted by a_jjarrett on 27. June 2014 - 16:26.

    Great recipe. Thanks

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  • Here's the Finger Buns. I

    Submitted by The Bush Gourmand on 17. June 2014 - 12:59.

    Here's the Finger Buns. I made 6 large ones, but 8 or 9 smaller ones would be better. These stayed fresh for three days.



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