Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hoagie Rolls

This was my first time making Hoagie Rolls and I was surprised just how easy it actually is. It made me realize how much money people pay bakeries for these simple items... Wait, maybe it's because their rolls are nice and even and shaped all the same... Mine are a bit haphazard, but I think it gives them character. ;) Look how cute they are.
I would say definitely halve the recipe unless you are feeding a lot of people. It makes 18 large hoagie rolls. They are PERFECT for sandwiches. Crisp and crunchy on the outside, soft and warm on the inside. Pure deliciousness!
I made an awesome Italian Shredded beef sandwich with these which I will be posting the recipe for soon!!

Simple Hoagie Rolls
  • 2 (1/4 ounce) packages (2 TBSP) active dry yeast
  • 3 cups warm water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 8-8 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Directions

In a mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup warm water add 1 T. sugar and then let stand about 5 minutes.
Add remaining water and sugar. Beat in oil, salt and 4 cups flour until smooth. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured board. Knead until smooth and elastic for about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl turning once to grease the top.
Cover and let rise 45 minutes. Punch dough down.
Turn onto a lightly floured board, divide into 18 pieces.
Shape pieces into ovals. Place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheets. With scissors cut a 1/4-inch slash across the top of each.
Cover and let rise 20 minutes. Bake at 400° for 13-18 minutes until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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