Rose Rolls

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approx 15 rolls

These pretty rolls are guaranteed to be a hit, they look so pretty it's almost a shame to eat them! But they don't just LOOK good they taste amazing too!! Soft buns with a delicious filling, I have used my Creamy Chicken Filling for these, but you can use any filling of your choice. Even crumbled feta and spinach works beautifully!

For a cheesy version, check out my Pizza Roses recipe.

4 cups
all-purpose/plain flour
1 tbsp
instant yeast
2 tbsp
powdered milk
1 tsp
4 tbsp
egg (plus one for glazing)
1 tsp
castor/grinded sugar
1/4 tsp
baking powder
(to reduce any yeasty smell)

First, prepare your filling of choice. Creamy Chicken Filling

Next, prepare the dough. I have used the Chicken Bread dough

In a bowl mix the following ingredients together: 4 cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. castor sugar, 2 tbsp. milk powder, 1 tbsp. yeast, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 4 tbsp. oil and 1 egg, knead to a medium soft dough with slightly warm water, leave to rise for 1 hour. Divide the dough into 15-16 sections and shape them into neat balls.

Now you can start shaping the Roses. Roll out each ball to about 4" diameter. Brush a bit of butter on the circle of dough. Make 4 diagonal slits, leaving the center intact. Add your filling in the center. Take one of the sections and cover the side of the filling with it. Take the opposite side's section and cover the other side of the filling with it. Repeat with the two last sections, pinching the dough on the side to seal it. Repeat until all rose-rolls are ready.

For step by step instructions, please click HERE.

Place the prepared rolls on a greased tray. Pre-heat your oven to 180 C. Brush each rose gently with egg yolk mixed with a tsp. of milk. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden and rolls are ready.

Remove and brush them with melted butter. Keep them covered until time of serving so they stay soft.

These can be served as is, with a chutney of choice, or as an accompaniment with any meal or soup.

Enjoy! :)



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That is so strange, never heard of that happening before. Was the yeast good? Did you test it to check if it was fine? Has it passed the expiration date?

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Yes the yeast is added directly to the flour. But you can test a small amount to see if it is working the way it should. Even yeast that has not reached the expiry period can sometimes not work well. Please read this note. Yeast

Salams Fauzia, your website is very helpful. I love cooking & i am glad i chanced upon your website. May Allah bless you. I am definetely going to try the rose rolls tomorrow for iftar. They look so yummy & tempting :)

very nice and helpfull website.

Owesome recepies I love thm as I love cooking thy r really help ful . I really wanna join yr efforts and 1 of yr cooking admirer.... u live... I really wanna assits u if u want, Thnx Saima sajjad

I've tried this recipe.. bt i think the bread wasn't that soft.. and moreover after it got baked the bottom of it became very hard nd somewhat burnt.. every time i baked something it'll have the same effect.. can u pls help me out..

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W/Salaam, could be that the dough is not kneaded enough, or you may not be preheating the oven, or overbaking the bread. The heat from the bottom of your oven must be too high for it to burn, so either reduce the heat from below or raise the tray one notch higher in the oven. Please check this note for more suggestions: How to get soft breads.

i want to know that can i make them in micro wave oven ?

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If you have baked before in your microwave then yes you can. I personally never bake in the microwave so cannot be sure on the results for that.

Salaam wa alaikum. Fauzia ur website is so helpful and you have explained everything in detail. Thankk you so much. Inshallah I will try Rose Rolls tomorrow. Thanks a ton.

Hi Fauzia

Thank you do much for this recipe. I made it and it has come out lovely.

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Shabina x

Is powdered milk, the same milk powder we use for rass malai. Jazakallah. I want to try these tomorrow as I have given family members dawat for iftaar

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Yes it is.

with the yeast in this recipe as we have disccusd in the chicken filled buns that mix yeast with warm water can we also do that in this recipe. and do i have to increse yeast in this method too as you have mentioned in the other recipe n if so how much by jazakallah sorry to bother you

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Yes you can, for this recipe no need to increase the yeast, same 1 tbsp will be fine.

Salaams, hope ur well, just came across the website n tempted by the rose rolls, could I do sweet filling instead? And if so, would I have to change some measurements in the dough? Sugar etc? Also do u have any suggestions for a sweet filling? JazakAllah for ur time.

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W/Salaam, yes you can use a sweet filling like chocolate or jam, or a date and nut filling. Anything you like! The dough can remain the same or you can increase the sugar by adding up to 2 tbsp extra for a slightly sweeter dough.

jazakallah for your reply

salaam fauzia, ramazan mubarak, hope the fast are going well.
sister just wanted to ask that can i exclude the milk powder.

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W/Salaam, and Ramadhan Mubarak. Yes you can omit the milk powder and use regular fresh milk instead.

looks so attractive n nice. InshaAllah will try it soon.

Salaams, Fauzia I made ur Rose Rolls...and believe me they turned out exactly likr yours. I did a little bit of variation in the chicken filling...and the taste is excellent. Jazakallah.

Salaams, Fauzia I made ur Rose Rolls...and believe me they turned out exactly like yours. I did a little bit of variation in the chicken filling...and the taste is just excellent. Jazakallah.

can we freeze dem if yes den how ??n serve dem nxt day??or we have to prepare on same day to be served ???

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W/Salaam. Please refer to my note on how to freeze breads: Freezing Breads

Thnx :))

Salaams Fauzia! How do you think this would taste with a fruit filling?
I'm not sure if the fruit and bread would be a good combo.

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W/Salaam, I know jam goes well with bread, so a jam or marmalade filling would be great. Therefore a fruit filling might not be a bad idea, maybe try that with just a small amount of the recipe and see how you like the results.

dear fauzia i just made the dough but its so sticky i dont know why???

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Could mean you added too much water. You can sprinkle a bit of flour and keep kneading until it loses it's stickiness. Next time add the water gradually.

Salam and Ramzan Mubarak Fauzia
I love your website. Its amazing. All the recipes are ek se badh kar ek hai. Btw can we substitute this dough with short crust pastry or puff pastry?

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W/Salaam, thank you! Yes you can use puff pastry although I find it works best with dough.

Salaams Fauzia, these look so good.. such that i was tempted to cook them!!!! and, am making them!!!! will post the pictures to you on facebook, InshAllah!!!!!

by plain flour u mean the chakki ataa which comes to our house???or white flour?? or maida??

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Plain flour is maida.

Sister, is yeast a must? What if we can't get hold of yeast?

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Unfortunately YES for this recipe yeast is imperative. Nothing can substitute it!

Asalamualikum wr wb thr any way in which we can cook the rose rolls in Micro wave Oven.i have a microwave oven and a gas stove oven but not the conventional oven..can u please guide to cook these rose rolls in either of the above way..waiting for your reply

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W/Salaam, I personally have never used microwaves for baking/cooking as I don't believe that long-duration cooking in them is healthy, however for the gas stove oven I would assume the same temp and time should be fine. Have you ever baked in it before, and if so, what time and temperature do you normally use for say a cake? If you have then I can be in a better position to estimate based on your response.

Oh and I also made your creamy chicken filling for these rolls, which was soooo tasty! For my son who is allergic to milk, I substituted the milk in the filling with chicken yukhni (stock) that I made when boiling the chicken and this also turned out very delicious, Alhamdulillah! :)

Asalam aleikum,
how are you.I made the rose rolls last week with a mince meat filling and it turned out great.i want to make them with the feta and spinach filling.could you please tell me how to make that.


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W/Salaam, use this recipe of spinach filling, add crumbled feta cheese in it to the amount of your preference. Spinach Filling

Salams Fauzia! I got a chance to make these rolls yesterday and they turned out to be a super hit with my family, Alhamdulillah! I made 2 batches (using active dry yeast which was first activated in some warm water and sugar), one using the exact same ingredients as you posted, and one without the egg and milk powder for my son who has allergies to egg and milk-and both batches turned out great! Thank you once again for your inspirational recipes!

dear sister,pls let me know approximately how many grams will 1 cup of flour weigh?

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Hi! Please refer to this note for my measurement conversions: My Measurements

salam fauzia
i have tried your rose rolls recipe that was great...
thanks for such a beautiful and delisious recipe

AOA. These look lovely, but I need to ask something- do we need to let the rolls rise after shaping them, or do we bake them directly after glazing?

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W/Salaam, no need to let them rise again. Just shape and bake.

Assalamalaikum. I did'nt find instant yeast anywhere at my locality. I just have dry active yeast. all I know is dry active yeast has to be soaked in warm water before using. can you please guide me through this. would be very grateful to you. thanks :) hoping an early reply from you.