Bread Knots

The first time I tried making bread rolls, they came out looking great. We tried them fresh out of the oven and they tasted fantastic.

The next day we happily offered them to some unsuspecting guests who, I think, won’t be coming this way again. I still haven’t forgotten the ‘chewing chewing chewing’ face and then the swallowing it down with a glass of water.

The bread roll had become a rubber roll when it went cold! What we didn’t know at that time was that a minute in the MW was all it took to turn the rolls soft again.

Well, we may have lost a friend that day, but we have gained our lesson in return – bread rolls shouldn’t be served cold, ever!

Time for Radhika’s Blog Hop Wednesdays and this time I am paired with Shafa of Schmetterling Words. Check out her space for fantastic food pictures and a cute salt and pepper shaker too :).

The recipe for bread rolls is from this post of hers.


  • All purpose flour                      :      2 cups
  • Active dry yeast                       :      1/2 tbsp
  • Luke warm water                      :      1/2 cup
  • Salt                                                  :      1 tsp
  • Sugar                                              :      2 tbsp
  • Egg white                                      :      1, for brushing (or milk)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Oil for greasing


  1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the lukewarm and keep aside for 10 minutes, till it proofs.
  2. Combine flour and salt in another bowl and add the yeast mixture and form a dough.Add more water, if required.
  3. Knead the dough for 5-6 minutes and cover and keep in a greased bowl till it doubles (about 2 hours).
  4. Punch the dough down and divide into small balls. Roll them into desired shapes (clover leaf, twist, knot, S shape) and line them in a greased baking pan.
  5. Cover the dough and let the dough rest for another one hour.
  6. Brush with an egg white wash or milk.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 min at 225 C or till the crust turns golden.
  8. Serve them hot with butter, jam, marmalade. Or microwave at the time of serving.
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15 responses to “Bread Knots

  1. yummy rolls .. looks great

  2. Lovely golden crust, they look spot on!

  3. Hi, glad that you made it and liked it. It’s true, they taste best when eaten fresh and hot. As you said, lesson learned :)

  4. I can totally relate to those unsuspecting guests feelings while chewing on Rajani. Pavam pa. I love those sesame on top of those buttery rolls.

  5. superb colour Rajni ! and perfectly done too ..awesome ..

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  6. I’m sure all of us scared a friend or two away with our creations. In any case, bread knots look cute and yummy.

  7. haha – I too have some not so fond memories of food thumped on unsuspecting guests with disastrous results ! this is a lovely bake

  8. Rajani – i will try making some rolls soon… i am really bad at baking. never try it. I am adding some recipes to my blog. Thanks for the inspiration. Also per your idea, i am joining some events as well. enjoying it

  9. Great bread rolls. definitely will give a try soon

  10. Well done Rajani,those bread knots looks super prefect and beautifully baked..

  11. Just mouthwatering…looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  12. looks lovely rajani.., soft and delicious

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