Saturday, January 8, 2011

French Bread Rolls

I was looking for a bread to go with our cheese soup and found these French Bread Rolls. They were awesome and went great with the soup. The outside had a wonderfully crunchy texture while the inside had a melt in your mouth soft texture! These were perfect! I may or may not have eaten a few before dinner (no wonder I wasn't too hungry at dinner time- oops!). I modified the recipe to let my bread machine do most of the work. If you don't have a bread machine, refer to the original link for directions.


1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees)

1 tbsp bread machine yeast

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp salt

4 cups bread flour


1. Pour the warm water into the bread machine pan. Add the yeast and sugar and allow to sit for about 10 minutes. It should turn a little creamy.

2. Add the oil, salt and flour and turn the bread machine on the dough cycle.

(I was a little surprised at how much the dough rose in the machine- it actually pushed open the lid!) 3. Punch down the dough and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 16 pieces and roll into balls. Place dough balls on an oiled baking sheet. Cover with a damp towel and let rise. Since it wasn't too warm in the house, I heated the oven to 170 degrees (then turned it off) and put the covered dough in the oven for about 30 minutes. They REALLY rose too!

4. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. (I have a convection oven and it took closer to 16-17 minutes to get these wonderfully golden rolls).

Serve immediately and ENJOY!

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