Bread…Finger Rolls…

Good morning from sunny  Thailand well it is at the moment…Inspired by the lovely Meeka and enthused by my first batch…I decided to make finger rolls the other day…I mean if you are going to have hot dogs and onions with curry sauce and chips something must at least be homemade…

My tin was not of the required size..note to self buy more cake tins…shhhhh…The original recipe made 16 but they were quite small so I made 12 for the finger rolls…16 is ok if you want round shaped dinner rolls…

I also tweaked the recipe as I do as I use instant yeast here…



  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (I used salted butter)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour (unbleached)
  • A scant 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • Extra softened butter for the dough

Let’s Bake!

Mix the egg and melted butter into the milk then add the dry ingredients.

Bring the dough all together and then let it sit for 20 minutes just cover loosely with a clean cloth.

Then brush the dough with some softened butter and knead for 10 minutes or until nice and smooth. Shape the dough into a round and leave to prove in an oiled bowl for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.

Now you can punch out the gas and see the dough deflate if you are making round rolls cut into 16 or as I did for my finger rolls cut the dough into 12 pieces.


Shape your dough and put into a lined tin and this is important to leave no gaps…I did the first time and the rolls spread a little rather than rise upwards and as these are batch rolls and you pull them apart this is what you want…

For 12 finger rolls, I think a 9-inch square tin would be 8-inch square tin was just too small so I used a rectangular tin which meant I had to add two at the bottom…

Now cover and leave to rise for 30 mins and then brush the tops with an egg and 1 tbsp of milk.

Cook at 180 C/350F for 18-20 mins…or until nice and golden brown.



About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and well being.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Please stay safe and well and follow your governments safety guidelines remember we are all in this together xxx

30 thoughts on “Bread…Finger Rolls…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It is one of my most successful bread recipes I must say as I am not a baker but getting better..practise makes perfect as they say…its Pretsel Bread this week a new method of baking bread so it could be an epic fail or a success…sigh..Wish me luck 🙂

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I do, Susan but haven’t made it but happy to do so…I like to experiment… I will let you all know maybe next week as I am busy cleaning house this week room by room…sigh..but it has to be done…Be well and stay safe 🙂

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Thank you for your optimism, Susan… It may take me a few tries to get it perfect we shall see the dinner rolls were good from the get go… I haven’t used a dough which is put in water first.. I keep looking at making bagels as they are a similar dough but I do love experimenting so I think its time… My grandkids like pretzels so I am sure they will want to help with pretzel bread… Be safe and stay well 🙏

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you for the thought, Peggy I have lots of tins just not one that size as I don’t normally make finger rolls or haven’t done..Have just ordered a set of three to get one….sigh…but tins are always handy not that hubby thinks so when we have to pack up the kitchen 🙂

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