Sunday, September 19, 2010

French Bread Rolls

I love these Rolls!
They are so easy to make and always turn out.
I use the dough to make dinner rolls, hamburger buns, sub rolls, and pizza dough.
They are my 'go to' easy roll recipe.
Using the bread flour makes them a little more chewy and soft, however I have used all-purpose four and they turn out yummy as well.
My family LOVES when I make these yummy rolls,
they don't last long in our home.

French Bread Rolls

Makes about 1 dozen rolls

What you need:
-1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
-1 tablespoon active dry yeast
-2 tablespoons white sugar
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
-1 teaspoon salt
-4 cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour

How to make:
1. In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

2. To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl.

3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
(I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with the bread hook for 8 minutes to knead)

4. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

5. Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 12-14 equal pieces, and form into round balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. (I like to brush on with a pastry brush an egg white and water mixture on the top of the dough, 1 egg white and 2 tablespoons of water mixed)
Cover the rolls with a damp cloth (or greased saran wrap), and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

6. Bake for 12-13 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Source: Adapted from & My Kitchen Cafe

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