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Herb and walnut rolls

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 8
Dietary Vegetarian
From The Great British Bake Off
These herby rolls are brilliant with cheese. You could add a little mustard powder to give them extra bite.


  1. Mix the flours with the salt in a large bowl then add the herbs and the yeast and make a well in the centre. Mix together the water, sugar and oil, pour into the flour then mix until ingredients come together to form a dough – you may need to add a little more water.

  2. Turn the dough onto a floured board, knead for 10 minutes then place in an oiled bowl, cover and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Knead the walnuts into the dough. Divide the dough onto eight portions, shape into rolls and place onto a greased baking sheet.

  4. For the glaze, blanch the herbs in boiling water for a few seconds then refresh in iced water. Mix together the egg and water. Brush the rolls with the egg mixture, arrange the herbs on top and brush with the glaze again. Bake in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes or until the bottoms of the rolls sound hollow when tapped.


  • 300g/10½oz brown bread flour
  • 200g/7oz spelt flour
  • 50g/1¾oz rye flour
  • 50g/1¾oz white bread flour
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 sachets dried fast-acting yeast
  • about 500ml/18fl oz warm water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 200g/7oz walnuts, roughly chopped

For the glaze

  • small handful chopped fresh herbs (such as flatleaf parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme)
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 tbsp water

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Herb and walnut rolls

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