I am so excited about these sandwich rolls!  I took my Grandma’s recipe for dinner rolls and tweaked it a little bit to come up with these beauties.  My Grandma’s original recipe is for smaller rolls that are slightly sweet.  I didn’t want a roll for sandwiches to be too sweet, so I cut down on the amount of sugar and then I increased the size of the rolls so that they are better suited for sandwiches.

The result was a soft  and tender roll that is PERFECT for a sandwich!  I made burgers for Alex and me last night and served them on the rolls and they tasted ah-maaz-ing!  I split the rolls in half, drizzled each half with a little olive oil and toasted them up…I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.  These rolls would also be perfect for deli sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches and the list could go on.

These also freeze really well, so you can make up a batch and have them on hand in the freezer for whenever you need them.  I hope you give them a try, I know you’ll love them!

Homemade Sandwich Rolls

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5 tsp yeast (2 packages)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups flour, plus 1/2 cup
    Mix 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp sugar and yeast together in a glass measuring cup and set aside to rise.
    Mix remaining water, sugar, oil, salt and eggs together.
    Add 3 cups of flour and mix with a mixer until smooth.
    Add yeast when its risen to the top of the cup. ( the yeast gets really bubbly and expands while it sits)
    Add  1 more cup of flour still using mixer.
    Add last 2 cups of flour and mix with a spoon or the dough hook of your mixer, do not over mix.
    Put 1/2 cup of flour on a board and put dough on it.
    Knead the dough until flour is worked in.  If it’s still really sticky, add a little more flour at a time until it’s just slightly sticky.
    Drizzle some oil in a bowl, then add the dough and coat with the oil.
    Cover dough with a paper towel and let rise until it doubles, (about 1 hour).  To rise, use the proof feature on your oven, if you have it, or heat oven to 200 degrees and turn off, then put dough in.
    Once dough is risen, turn out, back onto a lightly floured board and punch down (flatten and fold over).
    Then form into 18 rolls and put on cookie sheets lightly sprayed with cooking spray.  I found the best way to divide the dough up  to get uniformly sized rolls, was to divide it into 6 strips and then divide each piece into thirds.
    Then form each piece into a ball, trying to keep the bottom fairly flat
    Let rise again for about 1 hour.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 15- 18 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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