Bread Machine Rolls
Several weeks ago while getting a dinner in the crockpot, I decided some rolls would go well with it. Since I’d just finished making dinner I didn’t want to have to start all over again with bread, so I went online to see what I could find using my bread machine’s dough setting.
The recipe that I found looked easy enough so I gave it a shot. They ended up being the best rolls my family said they’d had, so the recipe was tucked into my recipe folder and I’ve used it several times since. They’re also easy to tweak by adding Italian herbs for a pasta dinner, or a little extra sugar for something a bit sweeter. I also like to add a little bit of salt to the egg white wash.
Last weekend we had an unusual cold snap (we got down to 75°! in August! in Vegas!) and decided to take advantage of our newly-bought patio furniture. We decided to grill hamburgers but since it was an impromptu meal I hadn’t bought any hamburger buns. However, I realized that the rolls we liked having with dinner would be perfect for hamburger buns!
Instead of separating the dough into 12 pieces, I did just six, which made them each a bit larger and perfect for hamburgers. They worked out well and had a lot more flavor than grocery store buns. You need to let them bake for about 5-7 minutes longer.
I currently have another batch in the bread machine to use in place of hoagie rolls for french dip sandwiches tonight.
Bread Machine Rolls
3 cups bread flour
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup dry milk powder
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 egg white
2 tablespoons water
Place the bread flour, sugar, salt, milk powder, water, butter, and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Set on Dough cycle; press Start.
Remove risen dough from the machine, deflate, and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into twelve equal pieces, and form into rounds. Place the rounds on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix together the egg white and 2 tablespoons water; brush lightly onto the rolls. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.