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Sweet bread roll recipe (Egyptian Shoreek)

Soft, fluffy and sweet bread rolls, perfect for any time of the day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Raising time4 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle East
Diet: Halal
Servings: 6 big rolls
Calories: 294.6kcal
Author: Amira


  • 2 cups (258g) all purpose flour.
  • 1/3 cup (60g) granulated sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dry yeast.
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 large 57gm egg.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) oil, or melted butter. Note1
  • 3/4 to 1 cup (180 - 240ML) warm milk.
  • Extra sugar for sprinkling.

Egg wash:

  • 1 large egg.
  • 1 Tablespoon water or milk.
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract Optional.


  • In a deep bowl combine dry ingredients well.
  • Add oil or butter if using and mix.
  • Beat the egg with vanilla extract and mix.
  • Gradually mix in the warm milk until you achieve a dough that is soft but not too sticky.
  • Place dough on a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and let it rise for two hours or until doubled.
  • Punch the dough, cover and let it rise for another 2 hours. Note2 and Note3
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal parts, roll each part into a ball. Note4
  • Shape each ball into a rope, then shape them tucking the end under.
  • Place the rolls in a baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  • Cover and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  • Brush the rolls with egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes checking them after 12 minutes until they are golden brown.


Note1 : You can use all butter or all oil and you can also use half butter half oil. Traditionally it is made with all oil.
Note2 : Some people let it rise for only 1 hour, then punch and let it rise for another hour. Others even let it rise for only one hour. The person who taught me to make this recipe insisted that it should be left to rise for at least 4 hours punching in between once or even more!!. I haven’t experienced with the one hour rise, so if you want to do that let me know how it went.
Note3: Sometimes I make the dough, cover and put it in the fridge overnight. Then in the morning, get it out and let it come to room temperature and rise for two hour .
Note4: make sure to cover the balls with plastic wrap while rolling the other ball so they will not get dry.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet bread roll recipe (Egyptian Shoreek)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294.6 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.8g17%
Cholesterol 34.3mg11%
Sodium 37.1mg2%
Potassium 180.2mg5%
Carbohydrates 42.5g14%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 12.1g13%
Protein 7.4g15%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 51mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 294.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.5g | Protein: 7.4g | Fat: 10.8g | Cholesterol: 34.3mg | Sodium: 37.1mg | Potassium: 180.2mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 12.1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 51mg