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Hard Rolls

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Rating: 5/5
3 reviews

ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes:   12

recipe id: 16444

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2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1 egg white
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons corn oil
1 cup warm water


Combine yeast, salt and 2-1/2 cups flour. Mix on low speed in Kitchen Aid with flat hook until blended. Then slowly add the corn oil and finally the egg white and sugar dissolved in the warm water. Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes. Change to a dough hook and knead for 7 minutes, adding remaining flour during the first 4 minutes. Adjust with flour or water to achieve an elastic mix (falls off the hook when just right). Place dough in an oiled bowl and let rise until doubled.

Punch down and let rise for 15-20 minutes more. Divide into 10-12 round portions on a greased cookie sheet. Allow to rise until doubled. Place in a 375 degrees F preheated oven and bake until golden brown (about 30 minutes). Steam oven the 1st 10 minutes for a hard and chewy crust.

cook's notes

For additional crispness to the crust, it helps to spray the rolls periodically with a fine mist of water. The rolls are finished when they sound hollow when tapped.

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155 calories, 3 grams fat, 26 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in fat.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I decided to make half a recipe last night and was able to make four rolls. This turned out to be a huge mistake. I'm making a full recipe tonight as this is a great and simple recipe and I can go through eight rolls in two days around here. I substituted light olive oil because I don't have corn oil. I baked for 22 minutes last night and the rolls were slightly undercooked, so I'm going 26 minutes this time. I poured one cup of water in my broiling pan for steaming the first half of the bake. These taste just like the fresh baked rolls you buy at your local grocery store and are great for sandwiches of all kinds.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Very good and easy to make. Good chewy crust and soft in the middle. The only thing I did wrong was not make enough!

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Feb 8, 2009

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
very good with any bread experience very easy to make would make a good sandwich roll if divided into six pieces and flattened a bit

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