Brentford Rolls Recipe

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 Updated 09/03/2017

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An enriched bread roll from an area in south-west London called Brentford.


  • 1 tablespoon dried yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pint warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 cups strong plain flour
  • pinch of salt
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  1. Mix the yeast, eggs, milk and sugar and leave in a warm place until frothy.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour and salt, then mix in the yeast mixture.
  3. Knead until the dough is pliable and no longer sticky.
  4. Cover and leave to rise until doubled in size and springy to the touch.
  5. Knead the dough again, shape into rolls and place them on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Cover and leave to prove for about 1 hour.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 230oC/450oF/gas mark 8 for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Prep Time: 120 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 rolls


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