Rose Rolls - Step by Step

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15-16 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!

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

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

First, prepare you filling of choice:  Creamy Chicken Filling

Next prepare the dough.

In a bowl mix together the following ingredients: 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.

STEP 1: Divide the dough into 15-16 sections and shape them into neat balls.

STEP 2: Now you can start shaping the Roses. Roll out each ball to about 4" diameter.

STEP 3: Brush a bit of butter on the circle of dough. Make 4 diagonal slits, leaving the center intact.

STEP 4: Add your filling in the center.

STEP 5: Take one of the sections and cover the side of the filling with it.

STEP 6: Take the opposite side's section and cover the other side of the filling with it.

STEP 7 & 8: Repeat with the two last sections.

STEP 9: Pinch the dough on the side to seal it.

Repeat until all rose-rolls are ready.

STEP 10: Place the prepared rolls on a greased tray.

STEP 11: Pre-heat your oven to 180 C. Brush each rose gently with egg yolk mixed with a tsp. of milk. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden and rolls are ready.

STEP 12: 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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Thanks! Yes that is perfectly ok, you can make them smaller. They will bake slightly faster than the bigger ones so keep an eye on them as they bake.

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Did you remember to preheat the oven? Sounds like your rolls got overbaked.

I tried these..!! turned out amazing!! Ma sha Allah you are superb!! :)

I have a question... Can i make them into smaller sizes??...using the same quantity...

or will it affect the baking?? if the sizes are small..

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Please read this note to figure out why the doughnuts are not rising. Yeast

ASAK. Amazing! I loved the roses so, festive! Would like to know if the can be made ahead and frozen. If so , how long do they need to thaw before baking.
Why do my breads get dark brown on the bottom? help!

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W/Salaam, thanks. Yes you can, freezing tips given in comments above. Your oven must be over-heating from the bottom, try raising the tray slightly higher in the oven or reduce the heat coming from the bottom.

A fantabulous job!!! you're a STAR, indeed. thumbs up! :)

my dough doesn't rises :S
don't know why :s

Thank you i really enjoy cooking.Maashallah your amazing .

thnx for your rose rolle they look nice i will try it inshaAllah:)

if i wanted to serve dem nxt day ??? how to preserve dem ??? or filled dem da same to be served or ??? have to make on same day ???

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They are best fresh of course BUT you can bake them in advance and freeze, then warm as and when needed. Use this note as a guide on how to freeze. Freezing of Breads/Buns

Mashaallah amazing job!!

I saw these in facebook and tried these rolls today. I made a sweet filling. Though not very pretty as yours, it has come out very nice. Thanks a ton for the tutorial...

Very nice look yammi i will try also

Awesome,d roses are so beautiful jazakallah,will try it 2day insha Allah .

Aswk..fauzia..tried it..mashALLAH they look amazing...will have it in iftari inshallah

I dint knew sharing recipies vl earn soo much dua for ineself...while i was wad continuosly..praying for u..m sure lots of ither women do rooo...lucky...u...thabkxxx said she will make it..wen ill get married n her future son in law will cum to dine...bciz its soooo richhh looking

if we dont have an oven can we fry them...will the rose form remain intact

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I would not recommend frying them. They would not maintain their shape and the filling will not remain intact.

can e use stove top baking for these..

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Yes you can.

I made it for iftar ... and it waas yummyy !! :)

a must try for everyone ! They were delicious but Not well shaped.. God bless :)

Wonderful.... simply amazing... :) Jazakallah :)

Hi Fauzia,

This is a brilliant recipe! I tried it today...I had one problem though - the rolls were raw on the inside. I baked at 180 C. I turned the temperature down for the 2nd batch to see if that would help but the rolls were still raw inside. What can I do about that?

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Roll out the dough a bit thinner next time, and make sure you do not over-fill the roll when adding the mixture. Also, make sure your oven temp is correct, sometimes ovens run hotter than what the temperature you set them to indicates.

Thanks! I'll try that next time.

This looks gorgious and am sure will be delicious too. I will try to make these and give you my feed back.

ssalam fauzia
These look very nice
I will definitely try them after ramadaan
Jazaak Allah for sharing

its done so beautifully,i cant stop admiring them. By the way, superb website. its become my favourate website now.

Salaams fauzia, I had a question, why does this recipe have powdered milk and the chiken buns don't have the powder milk, are they both different recipes or can we use th chiken bun recipe for the rose rolls.? Jazakallah

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W/Salaam, the powdered milk helps make sure the rolls are fluffy. You can omit if you like.

Assalamu'alaikum Fauzia, Tried these today. Alhamdulillah came out well . My family loved it. JazakiAllahu khair for all the wonderful recipes you post :-)

Hi Fauzia... i wanted to know if i can use 2 tablespoon of fresh milk instead of milk powder???

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Hi, yes you can.

everybody loved it
thanx alot

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W/Salaam, yes Nido is perfect.

Just baked few mins ago. They turned out perfect. Thanks for the idea

slms,what powdered milk can i use my daughter drinks Nido will that be fine or give me the name of the powder milk u use

this above recipe make how many rose?

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Written above the recipe. Please check.

ooooooopsssss sorry i missed that line :p

salams.once the dough is done do we need to put a damp cloth or put it in a covered vessel ? xxx

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W/Salaam, I just put it in a lightly oiled covered vessel.

salam fauzia i tried the rose rolls for iftar they were awesome jazakalla thankyou for your recipes

can one use normal ready made pastry instead?

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Yes although dough gives better results.

mashaalaha ukht fawzia, the rose rolls so awesome, itried today and everyone liked, thnx for the receipee wajazaka aalah alf kher,baraka allah fiyk

mashallah you ar amazing i love cooking alot and this website make me love more mapishi may allah give u more knowledge