Rose Rolls

Servings : 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 (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 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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