Category Archives: Bread & Rolls

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Burger Buns

A simple way to make homemade burger buns for your family BBQs.



300g/10.5 strong white bread flour
60g/2oz butter
1tsp salt
7g sachet quick-action dried yeast
1 egg, beaten
2tsp sesame seeds


Preparation Time
1.5 hours


Cooking Instructions

Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and run in the butter and add the salt and yeast. Pour in about 200ml/0.35pt tepid water and mix to a soft dough using a palette knife and then yor hands.

Turn the dough onto a work surface with a little flour on and kneed well for 5-10 minutes until smooth and elastic in consistency. Shape into a ball and put back into a clean, lightly oiled bowl. Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for 20-30 minutes for the dough to prove and rise.

Turn the dough back out onto a work surface and knock the air out of it and kneed for a couple of minutes. Shape into 6 even sized buns and place on a lightly floured baking sheet, cover with cling film again and leave for another 15 minutes to puff u.

Preheat the oven to 220°/425°F/Gas Mark 7.

Glaze the tops of the buns with the beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen and golden in colour.

Cool on a wire rack before splitting and filling with burgers, salad and plenty of ketchup.


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Banana Bread

Category : Bread & Rolls

Simple to make, moist banana bread perfect for high tea or a weekend breakfast.



3-4 over-ripe bananas, mashed

250g/9oz plain flour

1tsp bicarbonate of soda

Pinch of salt

115g/4oz butter, softened

115g/4oz light brown soft sugar

2 eggs, beaten


Preparation Time
55 minutes


Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.  Grease a 23x13cm loaf tin.

In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda.

In another bowl cream together the butter and sugar using an electric mixer or a hand whisk until pale and fluffy.  Stir in the eggs and mashed bananas and mix with a wooden spoon.  Stir the whole mixture into the flour mixture and mix lightly until just combined.

Pour into the loaf tin and cook in the centre of the preheated oven for 20 minutes.  After 20 minutes reduce the heat to 160°C/320°F/Gas mark 3 and continue to cook for a further 35 minutes   Once cooked a skewer inserted into the middle of the loaf will come out clean and the bread will have started to come away from the sides of the tin.

Leave to cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack to cool until needed.

Serve warm with butter and jam, or reheat in the toaster if needed before serving.


12 pieces (approx)

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