Make with kids: How to make soft brown rolls

Soft brown rolls
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These soft brown rolls are perfect for making with the kids. They're so simple and easy to make and with this step-by-step picture recipe, the kitchen will be smelling like bread in no time.

This recipe takes 30 mins to prepare and 30 mins to bake. You can make 12 medium sized rolls in a batch - fill them with tuna, chicken or ham for a homemade lunchbox treat.

These soft brown rolls are an ideal recipe for kids ages 7 and over as they can do pretty much all the stages without any adult help. The only help you'll have to give them is moving the rolls in and out of the oven.

This recipe is a great way to develop your child's baking skills and confidence in the kitchen and is a great starter recipe.


  • 300g strong white flour
  • 250g strong wholemeal flour
  • 150g med oatmeal
  • 1 level tsp salt
  • 30g butter, cut into small cubes
  • 7g sachet easy-bake yeast
  • 3 tbs runny honey
  • 150ml plain yogurt
  • 1tbsp oatmeal, to sprinkle

Step 1

Put both the white and wholemeal flours into a large bowl and add the oatmeal and salt.

Step 2

Add the butter to the bowl. Use your fingertips to rub it into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Sprinkle in the yeast.

Step 3

Pour in the honey, yogurt and 250-300ml warm water. Mix together with your hands until the dough forms a ball.

Step 4

Tip the dough on to a lightly floured surface and then stretch and knead (punch) it for 10 mins, until it’s smooth and elastic.

Step 5

Cut into 12 equal-sized pieces, then shape each piece into a smooth, even ball. Arrange in the flan tin. Sprinkle with the extra oatmeal. Cover dough loosely with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 mins.

Step 6

Soft brown rolls

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Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Remove the cling film and put the tin in the oven. Bake for 25-30 mins, until the rolls are golden on top and firm at the base. Remove from the oven and put the tin on a heatproof stand to cool. Serve rolls with butter.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies