When I first started Babybakes, I was brand new to bread making. There is a recipe for hoagie rolls on this blog from when the site first began, and I will keep it there for nostalgic and historical value. But if I'm being perfectly honest, that recipe is terrible.
I have been searching since then for the perfect authentic hoagie roll recipe, and baby, this is it.
(Adapted from The Kitchen Whisperer)
- 4 cups bread flour
- 1 3/8 cups warm water (110-115F degrees)
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp cold butter, cubed
- Add the yeast, sugar and 3/8 cup warm water in a bowl of a stand mixer.
- Using a whisk or spoon, mix and set aside for 5-10 minutes or until the yeast has bubbled quite a bit.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook (this would be the same bowl your yeast mixture is in) add in the flour and water. Start off on low.
- Mix for 4 minutes.
- Add in the salt and mix for 5-6 minutes until the dough is slack. At this point your mixer should be at medium speed.
- Add in the butter and mix for 1-3 minutes or until the dough comes back together.
- Remove from bowl and transfer to a greased, covered bowl until doubled in size. ~1 hour.
- Divide into 8 pieces and shape.
- Transfer to a sprayed, parchment lined tray and cover.
- Allow to rise again. ~30-45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 and bake for 16-23 minutes or until golden brown.