Mushroom , bacon and mozzarella bread rolls

As I grow older *sigh* I pretty much hate summer .....

Summer here is like you're in sauna , very hot and humid ....

This place is called concrete jungle for nothing !

Loads of very tall buildings side by side and not enough vegetation to go around ugh !

Good thing that summer here is only about 5 months and you can look forward for a nice cool weather and I just couldn't wait -___-

Now , making bread during hot summer days is such a sweaty business especially if you're kneading manually .....

Sweating aside , I kinda enjoy the exercise er sort of ?!

Throwing back and forth the sticky bread dough onto the work surface is kind of therapeutic - just take a bath after you're done lol

I played around with the original recipe , the soft white dinner rolls , but then who wants a plain rolls when you can have this savoury version ? Not plain Jane for sure !

This kind of bread is popular here - most bread that are being sold in the bakeries are either stuffed or filled , savoury or sweet . There are some plain ones of course - plain buns or sandwich bread and such but most people here prefer the ones that I usually called baked sandwich bread .

The bread dough was a bit sticky so I threw it onto the work surface repeatedly , kneading in between , a good arm exercise , mind you !

I've started munching some of the delicious topping , the pan-fried mushroom on its own was really good and don't forget the bacon ! , so there was not enough of it to cover the top of the rolls pffffttt !

Soft white dinner rolls , recipe adapted from Leiths Baking Bible

Makes 24 rolls ( each around 35 grams dough ) I made 11 rolls ( each around 70 grams dough )

My slight modification in green   Note that the instruction below is my modified version .

290 ml milk  ( I used 150 ml milk and 150 ml water , both lukewarm )
450 grams strong plain four ( 300 grams bread flour and 150 grams whole wheat flour ) 
2 teaspoons salt ( 1 tsp ) 
20 grams fresh yeast ( 2 1/2 teaspoons Saf red instant yeast ) 
1 tsp caster sugar
30 grams butter
1 egg , slightly beaten

1 egg , beaten , to glaze

* In a large mixing bowl , combine the flours , salt , sugar and yeast ; use a whisk to blend ingredients together then rub in the butter . Make a well in the center , pour in the milk , water and beaten egg . Mix to form a cohesive dough then tip out onto a clean work surface . Knead until dough is elastic and smooth , about 10 minutes by hand .

* Put dough in a lightly oiled bowl and turn to coat with the oil ; cover bowl with a plastic wrap . Place bowl into a warm place until double in size , about an hour .

* Knock back dough and knead for 30 seconds . Meanwhile , preheat oven to 200°C . Lightly oil 2 baking sheets .

* Divide dough into 11 ( er I'm planning to make 12 actually ) pieces of equal size , around 70 grams each ; shape into a small ball and flatten your hand , forming about 5-inch round and use the heel of your hand to make a slight indentation in the middle - add in the toppings - put some mozzarella at the bottom , top with the mushroom and bacon mixture then another sprinkle of mozzarella on top , repeat with the rest of the dough and toppings . Place in the baking sheets and cover with the plastic wrap .

* Let rise again until they are double in size . Brush the sides but not the toppings with beaten egg . Bake for 15 to 18 minutes .

For the topping : 

Heat oil and pan fry 150 grams of sliced fresh button mushroom over medium high heat until golden brown . Transfer to a plate . Using the same pan , add in 2 small thinly sliced shallots , cook until transparent , add in the 2 rashers of bacon ( cut into 1/2-inch pieces ) , stir fry for a minute or so . Transfer to the plate with mushroom and stir in 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro , mix well and let cool .  

about 90 grams of shredded mozzarella 

This post is linked to the blog hop event . Little Thumbs Up , organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids  and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY  . This month feature ingredient is MUSHROOM and hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours .                                                                                                           



  1. Smashing combo! I love mushroom, bacon and cheese, especially combined together! The rolls look beautiful :).

  2. Hi Anne,
    Such perfect looking buns! And the topping sounds so delicious! I don't blame you for "snacking off" the topping, I would too! Especially with bacon! Haha! Wish I could have one for my breakfast now!
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  3. Oh my gosh! They look so lovely.I love the topping.

  4. I need to bake this ASAP! They look so delicious with meaty cheesy topping!

  5. These bread rolls looks amazing, I love that mushroom filling, Anne.

  6. mmm i love a stuffed bun! i think your bread is gorgeous. mine always comes out coarse, somehow. maybe i don't knead it enough.

  7. Hi Anne, i love this topping, looking at the last picture is already mouth-watering! No wonder you were munching on them, who wouldn't :))

  8. It's not surprising you munched on the toppings, looks so delicious! I love the crumbs of the buns too!

  9. if you stay in malaysia, you will probably cry are getting more and more professional in bread making, these buns look fantastic with the mushroom, cheese and bacon topping!

  10. Your rolls look phenomenal, Anne! So soft and flavorful. Much as I love hot weather, I think your concrete jungle might even be too sultry for me :)

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  12. Haha, I totally agree with you. The heat here is starting to get to the "I'm sweaty when I walk outside" kind of hot. I should make these before it gets too hot, they look fantastic!

  13. Hi Anne,

    I laughed reading Lena's comment!!! Singapore is as warm as Malaysia! I used to hate the warm weather. Now living in Melbourne, I tends to appreciate summer than winter.

    At least, summer has been useful for proving your delicious fluffy breads :D


  14. When are you opening your own bakery, Anne? :D

  15. Hi Anne, your bread roll look extremely good. Love the topping, it's to die for kind...:))
    Save 2 for me, I'm coming over for coffee.:))

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

  16. Anne I think you need to open a bakery. Pronto. And then send me some of your best stuff over! Like now! I am so bread roll jealous...these babies are bread roll perfection! And that topping sounds perfect...just what I like...


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