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Easy Scottish Morning Rolls Recipe

Scottish Morning Rolls are delicious bread rolls that are chewy with an airy crumb ,that is popular in Scotland.

They are baked at a high baking temperature; and so it will take only less than 15 minutes to get them baked.This gives Scottish Morning Rolls, it’s signature deep brown crust and ultra soft and moist crumb.

scottish morning rolls recipe

Scottish Morning Rolls : Ingredients

  • Flour : 715 g or 5 1/2 cups (loosely packed)
  • Warm Water : 465 ml or 2 cups-1 tbsp( ideally around 95 F)
  • Yeast : 6 g or 2 tsp
  • Salt : 14 g or 2 tsp
  • Sugar : 25 g or 2 tbsp
  • Melted Butter or vegetable oil or lard :42.6 g or 3 tbsp

Why you will love this Easy Scottish Morning Rolls Recipe

  • In this Easy Scottish Morning Rolls Recipe,You don’t need to knead the dough.
  • You will need only six basic ingredients to make this morning rolls.
  • Don’t need any special equipments to make this morning rolls.
  • You can make them faster and oven fresh morning rolls are ready to enjoy in less than two and half hours!
  • These Morning rolls have are super delicious with soft, airy and moist crumb.

How to make Scottish morning rolls

You can make Scottish Morning Rolls in 6 simple steps.

1. Prepare the dough

Into a bowl, add in the lukewarm water.The water should be not cold nor hot ,just slightly warm; ideally around 95 F.

Then add sugar, salt, yeast and stir to dissolve the ingredients in water.

how to make scottish morning rolls

Add in the melted butter.

Then the flour.

how to make morning rolls

Combine everything together to form a shaggy mass of dough.

I used the rear end of a wooden spoon to combine them all together.Then used my hands to mix the dough.

In the beginning, the dough may seem dry but then it will all come together.

At the end, the dough will turn to be a sticky mass of dough.No problem, a sticky dough at this stage is a good sign.

You can also use a stand mixer to prepare the dough.

2. Proof the dough

scottish morning rolls dough

Cover the bowl with cling film or with a damp cloth.

Let the dough proof for 45 minutes in a warm environment.

3.Divide the dough

After proofing the dough, degas the dough.

Pull the dough from sides of the bowl, stretch it and turn it into the center; until it forms a dough ball.

baking morning rolls

Transfer it to a clean work surface.

Dust the surface of dough with some flour so that it will not stick.

Now it will be easy to handle the dough.

Divide the dough into 9-12 equal pieces.

I divided them into 9 equal parts (each of them weighed around 139 g).

baking scottish morning rolls

You can either eye ball it or can use a kitchen scale to divide it precisely.

We don’t need to stress over this step to divide them exactly, but remember, if our rolls are of similar size, they will get baked evenly in the oven and they look more beautiful.

4.Shape the Morning Rolls

Take each of the dough ball, degas and flatten the dough.

Pull the edges towards the center and shape into small round balls.

Finish all the dough portions.

shaping scottish morning rolls

Cover the dough balls so that they won’t get dry.

Let them sit on the counter for 6-8 minutes.

This resting time will give some time for the dough balls to relax and thus it will prevent its tendency to rebound back while we shape them finally.

After 8 minutes, take each dough ball, and flatten it with the help of hands or using a rolling pin.

how to shape scottish morning rolls

It should be around 3.5 – 4 inches in diameter and .5 inch thick.

Place each of them on to the parchment lined baking sheet.

I arranged them closer, touching each other.

This will help them get that beautiful “pull apart” Scotch rolls look and feel.

To prevent any chance of sticking to the cling film,dust the surface with some gluten free flour like rice flour or with some semolina.

Dusting the top of this Scottish rolls with rice flour, will also help to protect them from over browning when baked.

proofing scottish morning rolls

5.Final Rising

Cover the dough balls with a plastic film and let them rise for around 60 minutes in a warm environment.

After 1 hour our rolls have risen well and they are ready to go into the oven.

If you want to skip double proofing, you might love this easy One rise quick dinner rolls recipe and One rise Soft and Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe.

You might also like this 30 minute Biscuits recipe that helps you make the best homemade biscuits with flaky layers in a very simple and easy method.

6.Bake the Scottish Morning Rolls/Scotch rolls

Bake the Scottish Morning Rolls in a 460 F or 240 C preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until the top get deep golden brown in color.

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These Scottish morning smells and tastes delicious.

Transfer the rolls on to a cooling rack, so that steam will not get entrapped underneath and the bottom will not get soggy.

Wait for around five minutes or until they are almost cool down.

scottish morning rolls

Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel so that they will remain soft for longer.

You can fill them with ham, bacon,or homemade square sausage or they are simply delicious even with some plain butter.

How to store Scottish Morning rolls /Scotch rolls

Once the scotch rolls are completely cooled, place them in a plastic storage bag, or wrap in foil or in an airtight container and store at room temperature.

Properly stored, these morning rolls will last for about 3-4 days at normal room temperature.I like to spray the rolls with some water and warm them up in oven or toaster before serving.When they are warm they smell and taste just like they freshly baked.

In extremely warm, humid temperatures, the breakfast rolls should be frozen for longer-term storage.

For freezing: Place the buns in a heavy-duty freezer bag or wrap the buns tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap and freeze.

Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 3 months.

How to reheat Scottish morning rolls

Thaw the morning rolls and then brush/spray some water on the rolls and place them into a 350 F preheated oven for 5 minutes.

The morning rolls will be soft and fresh and they smells too good.

Step by step Video :Scottish Morning Rolls

scottish morning rolls

Scottish Morning Rolls

Bincy Chris
This easy Scottish morning rolls recipe will help you make the best Morning rolls in a simple and easy, No Knead" method.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Proofing Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 19 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Servings 9 Scottish Morning Rolls

Ingredients
  

  • 715 g Flour or 5 1/2 cups (loosely packed)
  • 465 ml Warm Water or 2 cups-1 tbsp( ideally around 95 F)
  • 6 g Yeast or 2 tsp
  • 14 g Salt or 2 tsp
  • 25 g Sugar or 2 tbsp
  • 42.6 g Melted Butter or 3 tbsp (can use vegetable oil or lard instead)

Instructions
 

Prepare the dough

  • Into a bowl, add in the lukewarm water.The water should be not cold nor hot ,just slightly warm; ideally around 95 F.
  • Then add sugar, salt, yeast and stir to dissolve the ingredients in water.
  • Add in the melted butter.
  • Then the flour.
  • Combine everything together to form a homogenous dough(evenly hydrated with no dry patches)

Proof the dough

  • Cover the bowl with cling film or with a damp cloth.
    Let the dough proof for 45 minutes in a warm environment.

Divide the dough

  • After proofing the dough, degas the dough.
  • Pull the dough from sides of the bowl, stretch it and turn it into the center; until it forms a dough ball.
  • Transfer it to a clean work surface.
    Dust the surface of dough with some flour so that it will not stick.
    Now it will be easy to handle the dough.
  • Divide the dough into 9-12 equal pieces.

Shape the Morning Rolls

  • Take each of the dough ball, degas and flatten the dough.
    Pull the edges towards the center and shape into small round balls.
    Finish all the dough portions.
  • Cover the dough balls so that they won’t get dry.
    Let them sit on the counter for 6-8 minutes.
    This resting time will give some time for the dough balls to relax and thus it will prevent its tendency to rebound back while we shape them finally.
  • After 8 minutes, take each dough ball, and flatten it with the help of hands or using a rolling pin.
    It should be around 4 inches in diameter.
  • Place each of them on to the parchment lined baking sheet.
    I arranged them closer, touching each other.
    This will help them get that beautiful “pull apart” morning rolls look.
  • To prevent any chance of sticking ,dust the surface with some gluten free flour like rice flour or with some semolina.

Final Rising

  • Cover the dough balls with a plastic film and let them rise for around 60 minutes in a warm environment.
  • After 1 hour our rolls have risen well and they are ready to go into the oven.

Bake the Scottish Morning Rolls

  • Bake the Scottish Morning Rolls in a 460 F or 240 C preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until the top get deep golden brown in color.
  • Transfer the rolls on to a cooling rack, so that steam will not get entrapped underneath and the bottom will not get soggy.
  • Wait for around five minutes or until they are almost cool down.
    Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel so that they will remain soft for longer.
  • Enjoy these Oven Fresh Scottish Morning Rolls with some ham ,bacon or with square sausage!

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Recipe Rating




Maxwell

Friday 26th of May 2023

I'm staying alone. I'm interested in your recepie but the quantity is too much for me to make. I can make about half the quantity of what you have made. Please advise the quantity of ingredients needed for making same. Thanks.

Fardiah

Thursday 1st of June 2023

@Bincy Chris, You are so lovely and wonderful. You are not stingy with recipes and guides. Good videos. Will keep following your channel. Thank you, much love ❤️

Bincy Chris

Sunday 28th of May 2023

For making 4-5 rolls, You will need , Flour : 358 g or 2 3/4 cups (loosely packed) Warm Water : 232 ml or 1 cup - 1/2 tbsp ( ideally around 95 F) Yeast : 3 g or 1 tsp Salt : 7 g or 1 tsp Sugar : 12.5 g or 1 tbsp Melted Butter or vegetable oil or lard :22 g or 1 1/2 tbsp

Baking duration depend on the size of the rolls.Small rolls will get baked slightly faster.So if you are making 4-5 rolls ,the baking duration will be 12-14 minutes.But if planning smaller rolls ,check for doneness from 10 minutes onwards.

Hope you make wonderful rolls.

Liz

Saturday 20th of May 2023

Can’t wait to try this, look delicious

Bincy Chris

Wednesday 24th of May 2023

Hi Liz,I am so glad you are planning to make this.Hope you enjoy!

Sbongile

Saturday 20th of May 2023

Delicious

Bincy Chris

Wednesday 24th of May 2023

Thank you.

Shona

Friday 19th of May 2023

Love your recipe. Simple and flop proof. Would love to see what other recipes's you have to share.

Bincy Chris

Wednesday 24th of May 2023

Thank you Shona.I am so glad you found this morning rolls recipe simple.Hope you will love other recipes as well.