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Thursday, 8 April 2010

How to make Herb, Spice and Chili Bread Rolls. Tutorial.

Mixed Herbs, Tumeric, Basil, and Chili Bread Rolls

Hi everyone, and welcome back to my new found love of baking bread. I have to say that this did take a little longer than normal bread rolls, but boy, the presentation is worth it, and a treat to experience the different flavours.

Allow dough to rise double in size
If you already have a favorite dough recipe, use that. My one is very basic, in fact it's just off the back of a packet of yeast. (so consider using the recipe for whatever yeast you are using if they provide one). I used: 325g flour, 1tbs salt, 1/2 tbs sugar, 1/2 sachet of yeast, 200ml of warm water. Mix dry ingredients, then add water. Kneed for 10 minutes, then leave to rise in a warm place covered with the cling film, or a damp tea towel.

Add flavouring
Once the dough has doubled in size, divide into 4 equal portions. Then add a healthy sprinkle of spices. Continue to kneed the dough to spread the herbs and spices equally. (I used, Mixed Herbs, Basil, Chili, and Tumeric)

Divide into smaller portions, ready to make rolls
Once all the flavours are mixed evenly, roll into a log shape and lay next to each other. Depending on the size of your rolls (mine were mini), use a knife to draw a lines a guide to the size of each roll. Then simply divide the dough, roll into a smooth ball and place on your baking tray.

Making it Pretty: To help me remember what roll was what, after I rolled the dough into the ball, I simply dipped the top into a little bit of it's flavouring. For the Basil rolls I tore little leaves of Basil.

As I wanted to serve my rolls on this wooden tray, I
laid the rolls first on this, so I would know what size I
could allow. I then moved the rolls on the foil to a
baking tray.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 195C (380F). Or until golden brown.

Bon Appetit!

My husband took to these like Cookie Monster to Cookies! Serve with soup, or have fresh with a savory spread!!

Language Lesson 101: Bon Appetit
bon appétit! (often bon appetit!)
  1. Used to wish someone enjoyment of the meal they are about to eat. (source: Wikipedia)

How nice is that!? Let's wish everyone to experience enjoyment when they partake of something that can be as wholesome, social and loving as food!


  1. Hi,
    I came across your blog via Etsy forums - and I love it! I recently made a similar decision to bake bread myself, and I'm always looking for new recipes. These look so delicious I'm just gonna HAVE TO try them out! :)

    - Ansku

  2. Hey Ansku, thanks for visiting! It's always great to hear other people are getting back to basics as well!!

  3. They sound deelish! I haven't tried my hand at making bread yet, but I *love* the taste, warmth, and smell of fresh bread!!

  4. These breads look beautiful and delicious! Usually my husband makes all the bread in our house, but maybe I'll have to try these.

  5. Hey Athena and April,

    you can't go wrong with this - or I've been very lucky?

    I had put off making bread for ages as I felt like you have to be trained or something to get it just right. But it's not as hard as I thought, and I really enjoy it!

  6. all your bread recipes look SO amazing and unique...i'm going to print them out and stash them in my recipe book so they're around the next time i have a bit of time!

  7. miam miam !! thanks your blog is very interesting ;)