White Crusty Bread Rolls

Matte Black Bowls
by Matte Black Bowls
12 Rolls
2 hr 30 min

Ever wanted to whip up some homemade white crusty rolls at home, and have the whole house smelling of freshly baked bread. They've got that perfect crunchy outside and a soft, fluffy inside. With just a handful of ingredients and simple steps, you'll be enjoying these fresh-from-the-oven goodies in no time. Use them for dunking in soups or building epic sandwiches - they'll become a regular in your kitchen lineup. Get ready for that mouthwatering aroma and the deliciousness of warm, crusty goodness with every bite!

These are best eaten within the first day or two to be at their freshest.

White Crusty Bread Rolls
Recipe details
  • 12  Rolls
  • Prep time: 2 Hours Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 2 hr 30 min
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  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • Olive oil (for greasing)
  • Cornmeal (for dusting, optional)

Activate the Yeast:
In a small bowl, combine warm water and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
Mix the Dough:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Pour in the yeast mixture and stir until a sticky dough forms.
Knead the Dough:
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 8-10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
First Rise:
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Place a baking stone or an upside-down baking sheet in the oven to preheat.
Shape the Rolls:
Punch down the risen dough and divide it into 12 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If using, sprinkle some cornmeal on the parchment paper.
Second Rise:
Cover the shaped rolls with a kitchen towel and let them rest for about 15-20 minutes.
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and have a crisp crust.
Allow the rolls to cool on a wire rack before serving.
  • Mortimer Brewster Mortimer Brewster on Sep 30, 2023

    Very crispy and great for a beginner like me. Can I add some say onion powder or some flaxseed for fiber. When would I put additions in?

  • Julie Julie on Oct 02, 2023

    Why does the picture look like a whole wheat or darker flour was used?