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Hidden Goodness Rolls for February Extra Veg

Monday 1 February 2016
It's once again my turn to host Extra Veg, the blog linky created by Helen and I which encourages us to try and eat extra portions of vegetables.  Do link up your delicious recipes and inspire us with ways to incorporate more vegetables into our meals.

I baked these rolls on the weekend for our lunches this week.  They are wholesome and delicious but not heavy and are a good accompaniment to a bowl of soup, or make great sandwiches.  I added some finely grated carrot and a handful of oats, as well as some wholemeal rye flour, to the dough for extra flavour and goodness.

Hidden Goodness Bread Rolls

300g strong white bread flour
150g wholemeal rye flour
7g sachet instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
50g rolled oats
2 carrots, finely grated
1 Tblsp oil
300ml lukewarm water

Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl until a sticky dough forms.  Knead well on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, this will take up to 10 minutes.  I used my stand mixer to knead the dough for about 7 minutes.  

Put the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover with lightly greased cling film, then leave to prove until doubled in size.  Knock back the dough, portion into 12 rolls, then shape them and put onto lined baking trays.  Let the rolls prove again in a warm place for 30 - 45 minutes or until almost doubled in size.

Preheat your oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas Mark 6.  Bake the rolls for 15 - 20 minutes until golden and cooked through.

I’ve linked up with Helen at Fuss Free Flavours for a blog event – Extra Veg – to encourage everyone to eat more vegetables and live healthier.

Taking up the Extra Veg challenge means that you get all the extra vitamins and nutrients from extra helpings of vegetables and the veggies help fill you up so you eat less helpings of unhealthy foods.

To participate in Extra Veg all you need to do is:

Simply blog about any recipe or idea where you eat an extra portion of vegetables.

There are a few rules:

Please link to the current host (me)and also to Helen

Tweet using #ExtraVeg and mention @utterlyscrummy and @fussfreeflavours

Please display the badge in your post

Closing date of the challenge is 28th of the month

By entering you are agreeing to let us use an image from your entry on this site, and to pin to Pinterest

Please be respectful of other people’s copyright

But feel free to send your recipe to as many other blog events as you like!


  1. What a fantastic idea to add carrots into roll. I bet they were really moist. I am always sneaking extra veg in wherever I can - I shall come up with a recipe and take part. Brilliant theme and great blog post. Sammie.

    1. Thanks Sammie :) It did make the rolls more moist, they kept well and were delicious the next day. I can't wait to see what you make, thanks so much for joining in :)

  2. Ooh, carrots, what a fantastic idea to add them to bread dough.

  3. What a great addition to bread. You cannot beat hidden veg that everyone eats without knowing. Thank you for hosting x

  4. Mmm, your rolls look fab and the carrots seem to be undetectable, great idea. Thanks for hosting


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