Onion marmalade bread rolls

These bread rolls are easier to make than you might think and deliciously flavoured with red onion marmalade

Equipment and preparation: for this recipe you will need a mixer with a dough hook attachment and eight clean clay flower pots.


  • 500g/1lb 2oz unbleached strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 300ml/10fl oz warm water
  • 4 tbsp onion marmalade

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.

  2. Put the flour, salt and yeast in a mixer with a dough hook attachment and mix. Gradually add the water until it forms a dough then knead in the processor 5-8 minutes.

  3. Leave to rise for at least an hour. Then knock the dough back and knead in the marmalade.

  4. Grease 8 clean clay flowerpots with butter and line them with baking parchment. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and put it in the flowerpots. Leave to prove again for 30 minutes.

  5. Place the flowerpots on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.

Required techniques

James Martin recipes from Saturday Kitchen

1-2 hours preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Makes 8 bread rolls

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