Homemade Hoagie Sandwich Rolls are easy to prepare and so much better than the stuff you can get in a store ;)
7 oz. (200g) milk
1.8 oz. (50g) water
1 tbsp. honey
0.25 oz. (7g) active dry yeast
4 tbsp. olive oil
14 oz. (400g) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 medium egg yolk
1. Mix the milk and water and warm up in the microwave (or in a pot on the stove) to about 100°F (38°C). Add together with honey and dry yeast to a large bowl and mix until well combined. Add the olive oil and mix in as well. Combine the flour and salt and add to the bowl. Knead everything for about 2-3 minutes until you get a smooth dough that easily pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise for about 15 minutes, then knead again for about 8 minutes. Cover the bowl and then let the dough rise a second time in a warm place for about 1 hour or until almost doubled in size.
2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and set aside. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and divide into 4 equal pieces. Pull apart or roll out the dough pieces into rectangles of about 7×4 inches (18x10cm). Roll up these rectangles tightly from the long sides, then place the logs you rolled up with some space in between on the prepared baking sheet with the seam side facing down. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise once more for about 30 minutes.
3. While the dough is rising again, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Place a heatproof bowl of water in the oven to create some steam. Make several diagonal cuts in the risen dough pieces with a sharp knife. Whisk the egg yolk with some water and brush the rolls with it. Bake for about 20 minutes – the hoagies should have risen nicely with a nice golden brown color. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Keywords: hoagie, rolls, sandwich, homemade