I do love a good sandwich. I often make my own hoagie rolls for sandwiches because I just can't get myself to shell out 4 or 5 dollars for a package of decent hoagies. Besides, homemade is always better. These rolls produce a soft and hearty bun that you just can't find in a store. In the above picture I actually cooked up some sausage and peppers to go in the sandwich. Oh boy, amazingly delicious!
Makes 4 large hoagies
1 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3-4 cups all purpose flour
1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer.
2. Turn mixer on low until all ingredients are combined.
3. Turn mixer speed up and continue kneading about 5 minutes.
4. Let dough rise, covered, for 1 hour.
5. Roll dough into a large rectangle (long side of the rectangle is horizontal, short side vertical), about 1/4 inch thick. It should be about 24 inches wide.
6. Cut the dough into 4 strips, about 6 inches wide on each.
7. Roll strip up. Continue rolling gently until ends and seams are pinched together (otherwise it'll unroll in the baking process).
8. Put rolls on a lightly greased jelly roll pan. Let rise about 30 minutes.
9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake rolls for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.