Spicy Sausage Bread Rolls

These rolls came together totally by accident. The dough began its life as hamburger rolls, but while it was resting in the refrigerator, I ran to the grocery store for a few things. Always interested in different sausages, fresh or smoked, I came upon a flavor I had not seen before-a cracked pepper smoked sausage! What if I wrapped the dough around thin slices of the this fully cooked peppery sausage! It was a great idea! The finished product was a success and will a little spicy mustard to pep it up, I had a great picnic bread or buns for hamburgers, hotdogs or other sandwiches.

Bread Dough

(Bread Machine)

3 cups bread flour

1/2 plain yogurt

1/2-1/3 cup water

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

Sausage Filling
4-6 ounces thinly sliced fully cooked smoked sausage of choice (I used a cracked pepper smoked sausage)
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon water

Place ingredients in the bread pan of a bread machine and process on the dough cycle according to the manufacturer’s instructions for your bread machine.  Check the machine and either add more water or more flour for a well-mixed dough.When cycle has completed, remove dough from pan and place on a lightly floured surface. Let rest 5-10 minutes.

Divide dough into 9 or 12 pieces depending upon what size you wanted your finished roll. To fill the rolls, take a ball of dough and wrap it around 3-4 slices of the smoked sausage. Pinch to seal completely. Place rolls on a parchment lined baking pan. Let rise in a warm place about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix egg yolk with the 1 teaspoon water. Brush the mixture on the rolls. Bake 25-30 minutes or until rolls are golden browned. Serve warm or at room temperature. They freeze well.

Spicy Sausage Bread Rolls

The black and white image is my contribution to BWW #76 hosted by its creator, Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook . Black and White Wednesday is organized by Cinzia of CindyStar Rules and host line-up can be found Cinzia’s blog.


Please do not use images or text without my permission. 


  1. Jehanne
    March 27, 2013 / 4:00 pm

    I must try out your bread recipe next time, I love adding yogurt in cakes and I'm sure it would be great in breads too. Lovely photography, Lynne!

  2. Simona
    March 28, 2013 / 4:52 am

    A very nice "accident"! I think your successful experiment opens up quite an array of possibilities. I like all those textures in the photos.

  3. Elizabeth
    March 28, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    How sneaky these rolls look without any hint until they're opened that they contain a treasure. Well done! (I wish my accidents would turn out so beautifully!)

  4. Susan
    March 31, 2013 / 11:31 am

    Accidents will happen. ; )Great shots, Lynne. Your textures and shapes are always BWW excellent.Thanks for joining!

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