- 3 cups (450g) strong plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 40g butter
- 1 cup (250ml) warm milk
- 1 tablespoon (14g/2 sachets) dried yeast
- 2 teaspoons caster sugar
- Plain flour, to dust
- Step 1Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Add butter; use fingertips to rub butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Step 2Combine milk, yeast and sugar in a jug; set aside for 5 minutes or until frothy. Add to flour mixture; stir to combine. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
- Step 3Brush a large bowl with oil. Place dough in bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 1 hour or until dough doubles in size.
- Step 4Preheat oven to 200°C. Punch centre of dough. Turn onto lightly floured surface; knead for 2 minutes or until smooth. Divide dough into eight even portions. Roll each portion into a ball. Place on lightly floured oven tray. Set aside for 10 minutes to rise.
- Step 5Lightly brush rolls with a little water and dust with extra flour. Bake for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 180°C; bake for a further 15-20 minutes or until rolls are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped on base. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Author: Sarah Hobbs
- Image credit: Ben Dearnley
- Publication: Notebook: