Floury Baps – Soft Rolls or Hamburger Rolls Recipe

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The latest season of The Great British Bake Off is now airing on Netflix right after it airs in England. That makes this incarnation of the Great British Bake Off Bakealong a little more exciting. We are doing challenges based on the show just lagging by one week. I have to admit that this is a tricky time of year for me as the garden is coming in like crazy so my free time in the kitchen is a little limited. I decided not to participate in the first two challenges posted by our fearless leader, Laura at Little House Big Alaska. If you are interested in what they were and would like to see the recipes you can find them on her website under Recipes. This week Laura chose Floury Baps as our recipe of the week.

What is a floury bap you ask? It’s basically a soft roll or a hamburger bun. On the show the contestants also had to make a vegetarian burger – why no one can seem to figure out but whatevs. I have made hot dog rolls before but my only foray into round rolls has been pretzel hamburger buns so these beautifully simple rolls were a good exercise.

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Floury Baps – Soft Rolls

Makes 8 Rolls

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted bread flour plus more if needed while kneading
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 Tablespoons regulars sugar
  • 2 TBSP butter cut in small cubes
  • 1 cup warm water
  • flour for dusting
  • put the flour in a mixing bowl, put salt on one side, sugar on the other, and yeast on yet another
  • add the water and the butter chunks
  • swirl it with your hand until it starts to come together
  • mix a few more times until a soft dough forms
  • dust a clean counter with flour
  • scrape out the dough and knead by hand for 8-10 minutes until a soft dough is formed, use enough extra flour to keep the dough from sticking

let dough rise

  • butter up a clean bowl, put the dough in it, cover and let it rise until it’s doubled
  • once it’s doubled tip it out on a floured surface and divide into 8 equal pieces

divide into 8 pieces

  • shape each piece into a ball, put it on the counter, cup your hand over it and move your hand in a circle to form the bun
  • let the dough rest 10 minutes

flatten with a rolling pin, floury baps

  • lightly flatten with a rolling pin

place baps on baking sheet to rise

  • place on baking sheets lined with parchment, cover with plastic bags so the dough can rise ( I use clean garbage bags that I reuse over and over for tasks like this!)
  • let baps rise until almost double in size
  • Preheat oven to 430
  • remove from bags when ready to bake and sprinkle the tops with a little flour
  • bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes
  • Let cool on a wire rack

How Were the Floury Baps?

This is a really lovely roll. I made hamburgers for dinner and the roll was absolutely perfect. A little fresh lettuce and tomato with my homemade ketchup plus some melted mozzarella and we had a yummy meal.

hamburger on floury bap

The floury baps held up quite well with everything inside right to the last delicious bite. I will be popping the remaining rolls into the freezer to pull out when I want a sandwich or make hamburgers again. I always find that freezing fresh bread products is the best way to go. They thaw quickly and then they maintain their fresh baked taste.

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