September 17, 2012

Sunnuntai Sämpylät - Sunday Bread Rolls


Sunday mornings call for baking. When the smell of fresh bread filled my kitchen I knew the day had started just right. Warm bread rolls smothered with fruit spread and a big cup of tea was perfection. Peaceful and lazy Sunday was exactly what I needed ahead of a busy week.

Sunnuntaiaamut kutsuvat leipomaan. Eilen aamulla sämpylöiden tuoksu täytti pienen keittiöni ja tuntui kuin päivä olisi lähtenyt juuri oikein käyntiin. Lämpimät sämpylät hedelmäisellä hillolla ja iso kuppi teetä – täydellistä! Rauhallinen ja laiska sunnuntai tuli tarpeeseen, viikosta on tulossa kiireinen.


Sunday Bread Rolls
(makes 16-20)
(recipe adapted from

500ml warm water
11g dry yeast
150g rolled oats
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons treacle
about 400 wholemeal flour
about 200g plain flour
50ml olive oil

1. Mix yeast with rolled oats and add warm (42C) water. Add salt and treacle.

2. Knead flour in bit by bit until you get a soft dough. Add oil and knead until smooth. Cover and leave in a warm place to double in size.

3. Roll the dough into buns and place on baking sheets lined with baking paper. Cover and leave to rise for about 20-30 minutes.

4. Preheat oven to 200C. Bake the bread rolls for 12 minutes or until browned from top and the bottom.


  1. The rolls look delicious. And your photographs are gorgeous!

  2. Lovely rolls! Fresh bread on Sunday, now that's my idea of heaven.



  3. Beautiful! I love your photos! I found your blog the other day and lovelovelove it.
    *whispers* and that is even if I don't cook the way you do :)

  4. Beautiful pictures!! The rolls look wonderful too.

  5. Ohhoh, suomea täällä? nayttaa niin hyvältä nämä sinun valokuvasi! mikä on parempaa kuin itsetehdyt sämpylät..

  6. Wonderful rolls and beautiful photos!!

  7. Beautiful photos of lovely looking bread! I'm a big bread baking fanatic, personally. I like baking on Saturdays, but Sunday morning are just as good.

  8. Oh my, they look amazing! They look so much better than the ones I used to make. Thanks for the recipe upgrade!

  9. Simple. Delicious....just the way I love it!

  10. So in love with all of your photos!! yum!!


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