Homemade Sandwich Rolls, being more sturdy than regular bread, can handle meatballs, deli meats and even a French dip with ease!
With only six pantry ingredients, you can make your own pillowy soft sandwich rolls for subs, hoagies, po’boys and grinders. Shape the dough any way you like and stuff it with your favorite fillings. Mix it up by making 4 rolls and 4 hamburger buns. It all works.
- Convert All Purpose Flour to Bread Flour
- How to Store
- Using Homemade Rolls
- Tip for Making Sandwiches Easier
There are only six ingredients used for these homemade sandwich rolls. You probably have all of them in your pantry already.
- Bread Flour
- Milk Powder
Times are tough right now and it’s always great to have such a versatile recipe. Even if you can’t get to the grocery store or bakery, you can have fresh baked rolls in just over a couple of hours.
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Convert All Purpose Flour to Bread Flour
The cost of flour is going up and sometimes, you just have to grab whatever you can get. If you only have all purpose flour, you can use that too. It’s not going to have exactly the same texture since all purpose flour doesn’t have as much protein. It will still taste just as delicious.
If you have some Vital Wheat Gluten, you can try it out for a situation just like this. Measure out All Purpose Flour (3 ¾ cups) which is needed for this recipe. Remove 2 tablespoons and put it back in the flour package. Then measure out 2 tablespoons Vital Wheat Gluten to replace the flour you removed. Mix it together as you would normally.
How to Store
Because homemade bread doesn’t have the preservatives as store bought bread, it will only last 3-4 days.
You can put the bread in the refrigerator or freezer to extend its life but, this could cause it to get dry and crumbly. It’s best to eat it within the first 3-4 days and that won’t be a problem, I’ll bet.
Using Homemade Rolls
I usually use these rolls for meatball subs or deli sandwiches. Pulled pork sandwiches are great. The rolls are sturdy enough that you can dip them for a French dip.
Have you tried the New Orleans Muffaletta sandwich? This is the perfect bread. Try my Olive Salad Sandwich Spread.
Adding Crunchy Greens
Another thing I like to add to sandwiches is something green. For quite awhile, we’ve used an Aerogarden to grow lettuce year round. But, it takes about a month before we can harvest it.
Lately, we’ve been Growing Alfalfa Sprouts which take only 5 days before you can harvest. One tablespoon of seeds will make enough sprouts for about 8-10 servings.
Tip for Making Sandwiches Easier
If you find that your sandwich roll is a little high, making it hard to eat, here’s my trick. Cut the roll in half then scoop out some of the bread down the center. This will reduce the height of the sandwich and give you more room for the fillings.
Put the discarded bread pieces from the center into a ziploc bag and place in the freezer. When you have enough, you can make breadcrumbs. And, you can use those breadcrumbs to make your next meatballs when you make more sandwich rolls!
Try making individual pizzas by cutting the rolls in half then add all your favorite toppings. Heat in the oven until the cheese is bubbly.
Soup Recipes are the perfect sides for sandwiches. These will work well for you.
Be sure to try out more of my Bread Machine Recipes.
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- Bread Machine, if using Bread Machine instructions (Cuisinart Bread Maker 2 Pound used)
- Standing Mixer with dough attachment, if using Standing Mixer instructions
- Baking Sheet
- 1 cup Water, warm, 105-115°, to activate yeast
- 2 ¼ teaspoons Yeast, equal to one standard packet
- 3 tablespoons Sugar
- 3 ¾ cups Bread Flour
- 2 tablespoons Milk Powder, instant dry milk powder
- 4 tablespoons Butter, cut into 16 equal pieces
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- Flour, for dusting the rolling surface, bread flour or all purpose flour is fine
- Cooking Spray, like Pam
- Vegetable oil, optional, if making by hand or mixer
- Proof the yeast: In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, stir together water, yeast and sugar until mixed well. Set aside.
- After 10-15 minutes, check the yeast to see that it has a nice foam layer to ensure the yeast is viable. If there is no foam layer, check your yeast. It may be expired and you'll need to try again.
- Add yeast mixture to bread pan in bread machine. Mix togeteher flour and milk powder then add to bread pan. Evenly distribute the pieces of butter around the top of the flour mixture. Add salt to bread pan.
- Set bread machine to dough only.
- Once bread machine is finished, remove dough ball to a flat clean surface that has been lightly dusted with flour. Using your hands and fingers, shape the dough into a 10" x 10" square. Using a pastry cutter, knife or pizza cutter, cut four lengths of dough. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Shape the lengths of dough to make the edges rounder. Place on the baking sheet. Using your hands and fingers, gently press on the dough until each piece flattens to about ½" – ¾" wider. Cover with towel and allow to rise about 20-25 minutes then proceed to baking in the oven, as below.
- Preheat oven to 400℉. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. It should sound hollow when tapped on the top.
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