Originally Posted by JSWolf
Just for clarity sake for those outside the UK. It's a roll. Bread is not a roll. So its not a bread roll. It's either a roll or bread. But not both at the same time.
I think the ambiguity comes about from the different names of small bread products; if you were to simply ask for a roll in the UK, they would either bring you a roll of toilet paper, or think that you were suggesting some private time.
Where I come from, we say "batch". A bread roll is something the posh people have.