Soft Mini Bread Rolls, great as party food

Soft Mini Bread Rolls, great as party food

By 10/07/2015

I have been producing lots of finger food lately. I made these soft breadrolls and frozen them; I am going to use them as mini panini for my wedding buffet.

They were easy to make and before putting them in the freezer I tested a couple just in time for my lunch break. I had them with a generous filling of Parma ham and cheese, they were great with a glass of red wine!

These are soft little panini which you could fill with Nutella or jam too.

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes
  • Yield : 30



Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Add the milk, the melted butter (at room temperature) and the salt. Mix well.

Put the dough on your working top and knead for 10 minutes then place it in a bowl and cover with cling film; let it rest for a couple of hours or until it has doubled in volume.

making dough

When the dough has risen shape it into a long sausage and cut it into small pieces of about 30 g or 1 oz each.

cutting dough

Make small balls of dough. You can do this by folding the dough at the base with both hands. Pull the edges of the dough down and push it with your thumbs at the base.

shaping dough

Line the balls over a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and let them rest in a warm place for a couple of hours covered by a cloth.

Soft Mini Bread Rolls

Whip the egg and brush the dough with it. Cook at 200C or 390F for 20 minutes or until they look golden.

Soft Mini Bread Rolls

Slice your panini in the middle and fill them with ham, cheese, jam, or chocolate spread.. anything you fancy!

Soft Mini Bread Rolls


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12 Responses to Soft Mini Bread Rolls, great as party food

  1. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    What a great idea making these soft mini rolls. I love that sandwich! That is what I would make my niece a few years ago, when she would come over after HS. She always loved a snack before dinner and loves salami or soppressata with a slice of Provolone. I like the idea that you could freeze these little rolls. Your recipe is easy and I also like the idea about using Nutella or Jam. Wow, you have been busy creating such delicious finger foods for your wedding. I am going to try to write this in Italian, hope I did it correct. Molto felicità e il meglio di tutto per voi e la vostra famiglia. Hope you can post some photos of your special day! Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!
    Amore e bacia il tuo amico 🙂 Dottie x

    • Alida

      Thank you so much Dottie. It has been a truly amazing and beautiful day and quite emotional too. I will be posting the photos as soon as I get them. Grazie per i tuoi auguri in Italiano! Molto apprezzati!

  2. gloria

    Cara, I love these mini bread rolls, look delicious, I have to try your recipe soon!
    Un abbraccio!!

  3. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    They are so cute and perfectly golden. Yum!
    They will be perfect for your wedding….. she IS the big day to be??

  4. Diana

    You are so brava making these! I will give them a try for sure! I am not so great at baking cookies and cakes…but bread and pizza are ok. Can’t wait to try them out! Have a good Wednesday! 🙂

    • Alida

      I think you are a good baker too. I have seen great things on your blog. Ciao!

  5. La cucina di Molly

    Auturi per il tuo matrimonio, aspetto le tue foto! Deliziosi questi panini, mi piace l’idea di poterli congelare! Un abbraccio carissima Alida!

    • Alida

      Certo le foto appena sono pronte le metto sul blog. Ciao!

  6. Diana

    I am going to make these tonight…errrrr…HOW did I miss the part about you preparing them for your wedding?!!??!?!! GOSH! Anyway….hope to see a wedding post soon!!!

    • Alida

      still waiting for the photos! Hopefully soon!

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