Soft bread rolls, especially when served warm, are the perfect accompaniment to the breakfast table, but are equally tasty when served with soups, salads or just simply served warm with lashings of butter, or a vegan style spread.
I found these little rolls easy to prepare and are so adaptable for so many occasions. Not just for the breakfast table, great for a picnic, a party, or at supper time, with any filling that fits the occasion.
The most widely believed reason for the bakers dozen, 13, dates back at least as far as the reign of Henry II the Assize of Bread and Ale law was a regulation to assure the regulation of brewers and bakers of that time. Bakers were regulated by a trade guild, “The worshipful Company of Bakers,” which still exists to this day.
Henry III revived an ancient statute in 1266 that regulated the price of bread to the price of the wheat and any baker who sold short measures could be heavily punished, by fines or floggings.
So as to avoid any short measures, bakers would bake extra bread to be overly cautious and avoid punishment for selling a short weight of bread.
A useful recipe to remember and bake these soft tasty little rolls in advance to save time, can be gently warmed in the oven before serving.
Now simply enjoy, as they are, still warm with butter or however you please.