Friday, February 6, 2015

Homemade Sandwich Rolls!

Hi everyone! I am trying to fix my blog....looks like some pictures were deleted, I don't know from who? Anyway, these delicious homemade Sandwich Rolls are simply delicious, and easy. Give it a try on this very cold day!  Enjoy!

I planned on making Sloppy Joes for dinner, but didn't have any hamburger/sandwich rolls to go along with the meal.  I didn't want to run to the store, so I made up a batch, and they came out GREAT!  It was so easy, they mixed up within minutes, and everyone loved them.

If you have never made homemade bread before, I encourage you to start, especially if you have a Kitchen Aid Mixer, its so easy!

Homemade Sandwich Rolls

1 1/4 cups warm water 80 degrees
1 TBS Sugar
2 tsp. Active Dry Yeast

Add the water to a small bowl, add the yeast, and sugar and mix well with a fork.  Let it sit for about 5 minutes, it will proof, and get bubbly.
Yeast all proofed and ready!

Meanwhile measure out the rest of the ingredients into your Kitchen Aid Bowl.

3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt

  When the yeast is all foamy this means it's "proofed", now add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and turn on the mixer on low, using the dough hook, knead the bread.  This will take a couple of minutes.  Now look into the bowl, what is happening, you may have to scrape the sides of the bowl down with a rubber scraper, turn the mixer back on low, what does the dough look like....if it looks like a cake batter, you need to add a bit more flour, like 1/4 cup, or if the dough looks dry, you may have to add a little more water, 1 tsp at a time... turn the mixer back on and the dough should be forming a ball around the dough hook, and won't be too sticky, but sticky, at this point I like to flour my hands. These are the steps to making bread in your Kitchen Aid Mixer, the dough hook does all the kneading for you, so easy!  

Dough wrapped around the dough hook, it's ready!

Now if you don't have a Kitchen Aid mixer, you may do this all by hand, the same way!

When it is all kneaded spray a large bowl with cooking spray, add the dough to the bowl, and turn over coating both sides. Cover with foil, let rise in a warm place for 2 hours.  I usually turn the oven on to 350 for like 2 minutes and shut it off, and then put the bowl of dough in the oven to rise. 

Remember to shut the oven off, you don't want to bake your dough's not READY, and don't let the oven get TOO HOT, you don't want to kill the yeast, that's why I say 2 minutes!!!!

Dough doubled in size all risen

When the dough is all risen, and doubled in size, punch down the dough getting rid of all the air bubbles, divide the dough into 9 portions, and form into a round ball, tucking the ends underneath.  Put them on a foiled greased cookie sheet.  Cover lightly with a piece of greased wax paper, or foil, I mean just lay the foil over, do not wrap....and let rise again for the second rise on the counter, or put in the oven, again turn on the oven on to 350 for 2 minutes, shut off, and put the loaf pan in the oven and let rise for 20 minutes or so until the rolls  have risen nice and doubled in size.  Again, do not let the oven get too hot, it's not ready to be baked yet.....2 minutes!!!!

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Right before they go into the oven, get a spray bottle and fill it with water, spray the rolls lightly with the water.  This will give the rolls a slightly hard crust.   and bake the rolls for about 20 minutes

Hot out of the oven!  YUMMO!

Homemade Sloppy Joes!  Find the Recipe here!