Fancy Rolls

Makes: 24 Fancy Rolls    Oven: 200 °C / 400 °F
Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 minutes    Baking Time: 15 – 20 minutes


500 g Cake flour ( 4 x 250 ml / 4 cups )
10 ml Salt ( 2 tsp )
5 ml Sugar ( 1 tsp )
30 g Margarine ( 2 tbsp )
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast ( 1 packet )
330 ml Lukewarm water ( ± 1⅓ cups )
1 Beaten egg or milk, to brush
Seeds, to sprinkle OR
Flour, to dust


  1. Mix the cake flour, salt and sugar together. Rub the margarine
    into the flour with the fingertips.
    Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  2. Add the lukewarm water to the flour mixture to form
    a soft dough. If the dough is too dry and firm,
    add about 10 – 20 ml extra water. The dough must be
    soft and pliable.
  3. Knead the dough well for 10 minutes, until smooth
    and elastic. Place the dough on a lightly floured
    surface, cover with greased plastic and leave to
    rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Knock the dough down, divide into 24 equal
    pieces and shape each piece into a round
    ball. Roll each ball into a 25 – 30 cm
    strand, hold left end in the left hand
    and bring right hand over the left end
    making a small loop and leaving a long loose end.
    Feed the loose end in and out of the loop until the two
    ends meet. Place the ends towards the
    baking tray.
  5. Place the shaped rolls onto a lightly
    greased baking tray, cover with greased plastic and rise in
    a warm place for about 20 – 25 minutes.
  6. Brush with beaten egg or milk and sprinkle with seeds,
    or simply dust lightly with flour.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 °C / 400 °F for
    15 – 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Fancy Rolls
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