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Thursday, May 1, 2008


I have been making my own bread for a few weeks and now I have a hard time eating store bought bread. So I have been looking for a good recipe to make buns for burgers and dogs. A few of my PYP friends have tried this recipe and really liked it. So I finally made them!! I love this recipe because first of all it's simple and uses few ingredients - but it is also very versatile. I made the buns for French Dip and then we had a few extra so I used them for Sloppy Joes last night. This recipe could be used for dinner rolls and today I need to make bread so I think I am just going to use this recipe to make 2 loaves of bread.

Here's the recipe:
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 all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
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. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. 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.
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. 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).
Bake for 12-13 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Here's how I did my French Dip Sandwiches: I followed the roll recipe but I made 6 big buns. Just before we ate I sliced them in half, buttered them and stuck them under the broiler until toasted then I add a slice of provolone cheese to each half and let that melt just for a few seconds under the broiler. I just used deli roast beef that I heated in a skillet and a packet of AuJus mix. If was seriously THE BEST FRENCH DIP SANDWICH EVER!!!


Queen Karana said...

This post made me hungry... but seriously, how do you find time to make homemade bread/rolls?

Sherri said...

Nap Time!!!!!