Easy and Fluffy Bread Rolls with Cream Cheese for Extra Softness

These Easy and Fluffy Bread Rolls are perfect for making ahead and freezing, so you can enjoy fresh rolls all week long. The secret ingredient, cream cheese, makes them incredibly soft and tender. Whether you use them for sandwiches or as a side, these rolls are sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

Why You’ll Love These Bread Rolls

You’ll adore these bread rolls because they are soft, fluffy, and versatile. The addition of cream cheese ensures they stay moist and tender, even after freezing and reheating. They are easy to make, and the recipe is forgiving, allowing for both machine and hand kneading. These rolls are perfect for sandwiches, dinner rolls, or a snack, and their delightful texture will have you coming back for more.

Perfect Occasion for Bread Rolls

These bread rolls are ideal for any meal or occasion. They are perfect for breakfast sandwiches, lunchbox snacks, or dinner rolls. Their soft texture makes them great for absorbing sauces and spreads, making them an excellent choice for burgers, pulled pork, or other savory fillings. They are also wonderful for holiday gatherings, potlucks, and picnics. Make a batch ahead of time, freeze them, and you’ll have fresh rolls ready whenever you need them.

Decoration Tips for Bread Rolls

To make these bread rolls even more appealing, you can sprinkle the tops with a variety of seeds before baking, such as sesame, poppy, or sunflower seeds. For a golden, glossy finish, brush the tops with a little egg wash before baking. If you want to add a touch of sweetness, you can dust them with a bit of flour before they go into the oven. Serve them warm with a pat of butter for an extra treat.


  • 115 ml of warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons of dry yeast or 15 g of fresh yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 200 g of cream cheese
  • 400 g of bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  1. In a small bowl, combine the warm milk, honey, and yeast. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until it becomes frothy and bubbly, indicating the yeast is activated.
  2. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine all the ingredients, including the activated yeast mixture. Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes with a machine or 10 minutes by hand, until it is smooth and elastic. Avoid adding more flour than necessary.
  3. Place the dough in a warm place to rise until it has doubled in size. This will take about 1.5 hours, but the time can vary depending on the temperature and type of yeast used. For a slow rise, you can refrigerate the dough for up to 12 hours.
  4. Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release the gas and divide it into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place them on a baking sheet.
  5. Cover the rolls and let them rise for a second time in a warm place for about 45 minutes, or until they have doubled in size.
  6. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit). Lightly dust the tops of the rolls with flour.
  7. Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until they are lightly golden brown.

Storage Tip:

To store, freeze the rolls in a bag. When ready to use, let them thaw for 10 minutes at room temperature or heat them in an air fryer at 120 degrees Celsius (248 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5 minutes.


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