Brayden

Homemade Sandwich Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ¾ cup flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast (I like Red Start Yeast)
  • 1 ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk whisked
  • You can also sprinkle on sesame seeds on top of glaze, for sandwiches I do not add them but I like the sesame seeds with burgers.

Instructions:

  1. Heat the milk, water, honey and butter until the butter is melted. Check temperature and let cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Carefully beat in the egg.
  2. Mix 2 cups of flour, yeast and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix into milk mixture. Stir in the rest of the flower 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well after each addition.
  3. When the dough pulls together (it will form a soft ball) turn it out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. This should take about 5 minutes. I use a stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment, then switch to the dough hook to knead. Add a little more flour while mixing, a little at a time until the dough is no longer sticky.
  4. Divide the dough into 12-16 equal parts. You can use a scale to do this so all the buns will come out the same size. The dough in this recipe weighs approximately 2 pounds so if you want 12 then then they should all be about 2 3/4 ounces. If you want larger buns use 4 ounces of dough for each one.
  5. Shape the dough into small balls , flatten slightly and place on a silicone mat covered baking sheet.
  6. Cover loosely with plastic and allow to rise for 30-40 minutes. When the buns size has almost doubled, bake a 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.
  7. If desired after buns have risen, brush tops with beaten egg yolk for a glaze and sprinkle with sesame seeds, poppy seeds or coarse salt before baking.