Soft brown rolls

A great recipe for the children to make, these healthy rolls are made with strong white and wholemeal flour. Eat them with a filling as a snack as a side to a meal
Makes: 12
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hr
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips




    • 300g (10oz) strong white flour


    • 250g (8oz) strong wholemeal flour


    • 150g (5oz) med oatmeal


    • 1 level tsp salt


    • 30g (1oz) butter, cut into small cubes


    • 7g sachet easy-bake yeast


    • 3 tbs runny honey


    • 150ml (¼ pint) plain yogurt


    • 1 tbs oatmeal, to sprinkle


    • 21cm (8½in) flan tin, greased






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


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


    1. Pour in the honey, yogurt and 250-300ml (8-10fl oz) warm water. Mix together with your hands until the dough forms a ball.


    1. 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.


    1. 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.


    1. Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. 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.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 13.0g saturates 5.0g calories 729(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.