Fresh Sandwich Rolls

I love the smell of bread baking ~ cinnamon rolls, brioche, French baguette, ciabatta… and yes, fresh rolls for sandwiches! You will never buy another bag of rolls again, promise! Just think, in the time it takes you to get into your car, drive to the market, park, buy the rolls (and 25 other things you really didn’t need) you could be sliding that juicy beef burger, that spicy black bean bulgur burger, or simply stacking some good ole sliced turkey and avocado onto your own home baked roll, in 60 minutes! Start to finish ~ go ahead, try it today! Enjoy, and happy Sunday ~ v

Fresh Sandwich Rolls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 4-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 package instant yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 beaten egg yolk
  • Sesame and poppy seeds for sprinkling on top before baking
Instructions
  1. Heat the milk, water, honey and butter until butter is melted. Check temperature and let cool to 120F. Carefully beat in egg.
  2. Mix 2 cups of the flour, yeast and salt. Mix into the milk mixture. Stir in the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well after each addition.
  3. When the dough pulls together, (it will form a soft ball) turn it out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. This should take about 5 minutes. Add more flour a little at a time until dough is no longer sticky.
  4. Divide the dough into 12-16 equal parts. I use my kitchen scale to do this so all the buns come out the same size and I get exactly the number of buns I want. The dough in this recipe weighs approximately 2 pounds so if I want 12 buns I make each one 2-3/4 ounces. Buns this weight are about 3 inches across. If you want a larger bun use 4 ounces of dough for each one.
  5. Shape the dough into smooth balls, flatten slightly and place on a silicone mat or parchment covered baking sheet.
  6. Cover loosely with plastic film and allow to rise 30-40 minutes. When buns have almost doubled bake at 400F for 10-12 minutes.
  7. If desired, after buns have risen, brush tops with beaten egg yolk for a shiny glaze. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, poppy seeds or coarse salt before baking.

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  1. Reblogged this on delectablediction and commented:

    Makes great sausage rolls, too!

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