Welcome to the softest, fluffiest and most delicious rolls of bread you will EVER eat! These sausage rolls are so insanely good that once you have made and bitten into one of these delightfully tender rolls, you won’t even believe that you made them yourself.
Sausage rolls are one of my favourite foods, even when I was a kid and we would get a box of pastries from the bakery, I would always grab as many sausage rolls as I could. Needless to say that when my baking addiction started, I knew that these rolls would be on the menu early on.
Not meaning to sound smug or anything but I think I have found the most perfect recipe to create these rolls. The first time I made these, my family actually argued over the last roll!
Just take a look at the inside. So soft, airy and fluffy.
The rolls are quite simple to make, once the dough has been kneaded and allowed to rise, just cut and roll around a piece of sausage. Place onto a baking tray, bake, brush with butter and devour.
Let’s talk about this dough for a minute. I used a Japanese milk bread recipe that is known to be so soft and fluffy and keeps that way for a few days, longer than most other milk breads. The reason for this is because the dough has a starter, know as Tangzhong, that is kneaded into it. This is made up of just water and flour but what it does is bring moisture into the roll allowing it to rise well and become extra fluffy.
For those of you who are new to this concept, I urge you all to try this recipe. Trust me on this. It is so delicious and easy to make, the results are very much worth it.
I wanted to show you a picture of the starter (Tangzhong). It’s just as simple as making bechamel, you whisk flour and water together until it forms a thick paste. That’s it! Let it cool then add it to the dough.
This is what it looks like:
Once you’ve made this bread recipe, you will find yourself making it again and again. You can make all shapes of breads with it including a large loaf and round dinner rolls. I’ve done both of these using this recipe as well as hot dog shaped buns.
Simple, extra soft and fluffy and just outright delicious.