French Bread Rolls to Die For
Homemade bread is easy and so worth the taste. We use the leftover rolls to make sandwiches, or slice and make little toasts.
Dovetailing Tip: Leftover rolls will be used for making sliders for Meal 5. Store them in a airtight bag in the fridge.
|1 1/2 cups||warm water (110 degrees f/45 degrees c)|
|1 tablespoon||active dry yeast|
|2 tablespoons||white sugar|
|2 tablespoons||olive oil|
|4 cups||bread flour|
In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces, and form into round balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.