Sunday, July 27, 2008

Baking Day


Today I decided to make some sandwich rolls. I've been on a chicken and turkey salad kick for the past couple of weeks, and it just tastes so much better on a homemade sandwich roll! These are not like dinner rolls...they are more like large hamburger rolls. So easy to make, too! I have always loved baking breads, all different kinds. I don't do as much baking or cooking as I used to, though.

The recipe for these rolls is just my basic bread dough, same recipe I used for my pizza crusts in an earlier post.

BASIC BREAD DOUGH

1 1/2 cups milk
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt (optional)
2 Tbsp. oil
4 cups flour
1 pkg. Fleischman's Rapid Rise Dry Yeast

Heat first 4 ingredients in small mixing bowl on High in microwave for 1 minute. Pour into bread machine pan. Add the flour. Make indentation in top of flour with spoon. Pour dry yeast in center of flour. Set machine on dough setting. 1 hour 20 minutes later, the dough is ready to be made into rolls.

Divide dough in half, and make 6 balls of dough from each half. On a LARGE Air-Bake cookie sheet, lightly sprayed with Pam, form each ball of dough into a roll. Flatten each roll to resemble a hamburger roll. I like to make some smaller for times when I prefer just a small sandwich. Grease tops, cover with wax paper and allow to rise 30-45minutes in a warm place. I heat my oven for just 1 minute and raise mine in it.

Bake at 400 degrees in preheated oven for approximately 15-20 minutes until brown and hollow sounding when lightly tapped. By using the larger size baking sheet, I can fit all 12 on the same sheet. Cool thoroughly on cooling racks. Store in plastic storage bags in refrigerator. They freeze well, too. Yield: 12 large rolls. ENJOY!!!

16 comments:

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Mmm...boy those look good! Wish I could reach through the screen and grab a couple for a midnight snack!

You know, I have a bread machine but almost never use it. I don't know why. I'll have to try your recipe. Looks and sounds good.

Happy Sunday, Nancy! :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Merle said...

Dear Nancy ~~ Those sandwich rolls look great, I must try them.
Congratulations on your two awards.
Thank you for your comments and I am
glad you liked Good Morning Coffee and got some smiles. Thanks so much for your kind words. Keep smiling, and take care. Love, Merle.

Lib said...

Hi Nancy,
Looks Yummy!I like chicken/turkey salad. I like it with pineapple and grapes in it. Sometimes I bake a turkey breast just to make a large amout of chick./turkey salad.
Hope you have a great day!
Happy cooking:o)
Blessins',Lib

Diane said...

The rolls look delicious! I can say first hand that your breads are THE best. I'm sure that you'll enjoy the sandwiches even more! I love breads and I dare NEVER to learn to bake it like that...LOL. I would be stuck in my house waiting to be the subject on Jerry Springer--WOMAN EATS ENOUGH BREAD TO FEED THE NATION-UNABLE TO LEAVE HOUSE. LOL

Hugs,
Diane

Mrs Mom said...

MMMMM Miss Nancy- that looks just tooo yummy.

I will have to look around on here, and see if you have any pther bread machine tips. My in laws have one that they dont use, and have offered it up to us. Soon as I learn more about it, I want to try it! Fresh baked bread is pretty darn close to Heaven in My book!!! ;)

Your rolls are an inspiration! ;)

Talk..to..Grams said...

Wow! That looks so good! I have left a comment on the post about the two awards you past out. Thanks and I am adding you to my blog roll. Love and hugs Grams

Jess said...

They look wonderful. I love bread and I eat way too much!

Have a good week!

Love, Jess

Old Lady Lincoln said...

WOW, those look scrumptious. I haven't made any yeast dough in years. I'm lazy, I use the frozen dough. I use to make sticky buns, hot rolls and bread a lot when I was younger.

Now I know why I haven't been seeing your blog post, I have friends blogs saved in my google read, that I want to make sure I read each day and when someone post something new, I can see it. Well for some reason I didn't have yours in there all this time. Sorry about that, glad I checked tonight.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Those rolls(buns) really look delicious! I have never made any breads except zucchini bread. I would probably mess it up if I tried!
Lisa

The Knutson's said...

Oh yum...you have a cooking blog too???

Thank you for your kind words on my blog, and I agree that kids who grow up with animals are kind :)

Look at all of your cute kitty's! I need to do a post about our cat, Twittums.

hippochick said...

Wow, Nancy, You are a domestic goddess. I am constantly amazed at your wonderful cooking and baking. The rolls look delicious.

I've been really busy lately and haven't read or posted much. I'll try to post today.

How are the cats doing?

~hippo hugs~

Monogram Queen said...

Oh man do I wish I could bake!

Lucy Stern said...

I love making home made bread in my bread machine.....Those rolls look delicious....I wonder if I could use some whole wheat flour..What do you think?

Steven said...

mmmmm! after this lick fingers off to good looks excellent post. I wish you all the best!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Hi Nancy...

Thanks for visiting my blog a few days ago!

Your rolls look amazing. I may have to try making them sometime!

Meredith

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