No-knead Dinner Rolls

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Soft, delicious, pillowy no-knead buns are a must have side for dinners or even as appetisers with some garlic butter and olive oil.


  • 1 cups Milk
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder, heaped
  • 1/4 tsp  Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • butter for topping
  • 1 egg, beaten +1 tbsp milk (egg wash)


  1. Pre-heat the oven at 200ºc.
  2. Pour the milk into a small pot. Add sugar and the vegetable oil, stir to combine.
  3. Now, turn the stove on medium-low and heat it until very very hot but turn off the heat just before it boils. Let it sit until lukewarm
  4. In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients, flour, yeast, salt, baking powder and the baking soda.
  5. Now add the warm mixture to the bowl and mix it together. Use your hands to let the dough come together.
  6. Cover and let it sit in a warm spot in the kitchen for about an hour. After almost an hour it will  double in size.
  7. Grease a baking tray and make the buns, rolling it into the shape of a small ball. Let these sit for another hour but I have found that 25-30 minutes work fine.
  8. Beat the egg and milk together and brush this egg wash mixture on the buns and sprinkle the sesame seeds on it.
  9. Bake until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Brush some butter as soon as you take these out of the oven.


If the dough doesn’t rise enough in the hour you can place it in a warm oven that is turned off. If you make this in the summer, I don’t think we will need any warm ovens at all.

You can also turn these into Chicken and vegetables filled rolls for a lunch box snack.

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Aa jao doston “garma garam dinner rolls” tayyar hain!!


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Quin says:

    I haven’t experimented with breads yet, it kind of intimidates me lol but this recipe gives me motivation!! 😀


  2. sarahjmir says:

    i love the quick fix buns! most of the time i cant be bothered to wait!

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    1. Thank you so much girl and Me too:)


  3. Minahil says:

    I’ve been wanting to make some nice dinner rolls, since my mother absolutely loves all kinds of bread, but the thing is, she doesn’t like bread that tastes sweet, because often times in Pakistan the bread you get, for example burger buns etc. tend to be on the sweeter side. Do these taste sweet, and if so, is there a way I could possibly reduce the sugar?

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    1. Yes yes , I understand what you mean by the sweet flavor. These have a hint of sweetness but not overly sweet at all. Try using half of the sugar mentioned in the recipe and if you don’t find that satisfactory you can skip the sugar altogether.


      1. Minahil says:

        Thank you very much Besnish for the quick reply! I’ll try them as soon as my exams come to an end.

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      2. Sounds like a plan 🙂


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