Mini cheese sausage bread rolls

I've made these cuties few days ago after more than a month of mooning over them . I've first seen Sonia's gorgeous mini rolls then Jeannie's . Fed up of buying the same bread over and over again , making something that I really want to eat seems a good idea at that time eventhough kneading bread dough in our tiny and stuffy kitchen was just insane ! I was sweating like a pig by the time I finished manhandling the dough but boy , after hours of waiting , it was so worth it

As with most of my baking foray , this one had a minor mishaps , instead of 45 grams of lard , I measured 65 grams ! As I was kneading it into the dough , some of the lard kept leaking out , the dough just can't absorbed it so I scraped some of it straight into the sink . Yeah , good thing that I stayed in the Hell's Kitchen instead of doing it in the dining room lol

Luckily , they turned out well and good . While these minis were still warm , the crust is a bit crispy , either the extra lard or the use of lard instead of butter is the reason . The tangzhong makes these rolls soft for days , okay , a day and a half this time , instead of my usual 3 days coz I can't stop eating it , hey , they're minis, okay ?! hee hee !  

I've used the recipe from Bread Doctor book , it's a sausage twist bread recipe but made mini rolls out of it . I didn't actually make 28 minis since I only had 16 sausages at that time and just found out this morning that I still have 4 sausages lurking inside the freezer ugh ! I've made the remaining dough ( 50 grams each ) into 5 braided rolls .

This is a great recipe if you're new into breadmaking , the dough is very easy to handle and simple enough to make . Just measure each ingredient correctly . Ha !  

Recipe adapted from 65° Bread Doctor by Yvonne Chen , page 67 ( Translation by Fufu ) 

Makes 28 mini rolls ( about 2 1/2-inch each ) 

195 grams bread flour
90 grams cake flour
6 grams instant yeast 
30 grams sugar
12 grams milk powder
6 grams fine sea salt
60 grams egg , lightly beaten
65 grams water
75 grams Tangzhong
45 grams butter , cubed and slightly softened 

28 pieces cheese cocktail sausage
sesame seeds for topping

1 egg , beaten then strain ,  for egg wash

* In a mixing bowl , combine bread flour , cake , flour , yeast , sugar , milk powder and salt , use a whisk to mix everything together . Make a well in the center and add in the beaten egg , water and the Tangzhong , use hand or a wooden spoon to mix everything until it forms a shaggy dough . Turn dough into a work surface , knead for 3-4 minutes , shape dough into a disk and add butter on top , fold and continue to knead for 15 minutes ( depending on how rigorous you're kneading  ) or until dough is elastic and smooth or do the window pane test . Transfer to a lightly greased or floured mixing bowl , cover top with plastic wrap and let proof for an hour ( depending on the warmth of your kitchen ) or until dough tripled in size . 

* After the first proofing , tip dough into the work surface , knead for few seconds and divide dough into 28 pieces ,  form into a small balls , 20 grams each ( my final dough is 570 grams ) , cover and let rest for 10 minutes . Roll each piece of dough into a cigarette-like shape , about 6-inch length then use a rolling pin to flatten it and it should resemble roughly like a cone ( see image at the bottom ) . From the wider side , put sausage on top of the dough and roll it tightly , lightly press the edge to seal , transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap , continue with the rest of the dough . Let rest for another 45 minutes or until double in size . 

* Meanwhile , preheat over to 180°C . Gently brush top  of the rolls with egg wash then sprinkle sesame seeds on top . Bake for 16 minutes or until top is golden brown. 

* Take out from the oven , take photos immediately and start devouring them .  


  1. Very cute and delicious looking bread, Anne! I think half a dozen mini rolls won't be enough for a start per person?!

  2. Hey, you made these at last! ha! wrong measurement! Good job you realized it just in time huh! Yummy cuties, makes me want to bake some immediately but it's 10 pm now!

  3. Oh! They look gorgeous! I can bet that I'd eat 5 of them ;) I've never tried to make ones before!

  4. I have some soup ready! These sausage rolls look so good, Anne.

  5. you made it so cute too, will not stop just at one roll ^_^ Thanks for the mentioned.

  6. I want some of these with my coffee. Wish I can grab some from here. Hope you're going to have a fabulous week ahead dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

  7. i am not just admiring the bread rolls, i'm admiring your pictures too! great photography!

  8. Hi Anne,
    Yum! Yum! Pass some over for my tea break! Looks really good!


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