Sesame Seed Rolls

Updated February 23, 2016

These little bread rolls can be served with dinner, or used for sandwiches. Good with beef burgers and salad.

Makes8 rolls

Preparation Time30 min

Preparation Time - Text30 mins, plus 1 1/2 hrs rising

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking Time - Text20

Cooking Methodbaking



Total Timeunder 4 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get-together, game day

Recipe Courseside dish

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturechewy

Type of Dishrolls


  • 3¼ cups bread flour, plus extra for kneading
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten, for glazing
  • 4 tsp sesame seeds


Stir the flour, salt, and yeast together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center. Mix 1½ cups tepid water with the oil, and pour into the well. Stir to make a soft dough. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface for about 8 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Shape into a ball. Place in an oiled bowl, turning to coat the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

Lightly dust a baking sheet with flour. Knead the dough briefly on a lightly floured work surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, and shape each into a ball. Place onto the baking sheet, well separated. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand in warm place about 30 minutes, until puffy.

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly brush the rolls with the beaten egg and sprinkle each with ½ tsp sesame seeds. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.



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