Sub Rolls – Bread Maker to Oven
- Place all main ingredients in the bread machine in order. Start it using the "dough" setting (for Zojirushi brand, it's course # 11). It usually takes about 2 hrs.
- When done, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangular shape about 24 inches long and about 8-12 inches wide.
- From the long side, roll it up to maintain the long length. Pinch the seam closed (using water as a sealant). Cut it into 4 sections.
- Divide the dough and shape into 4 sub loaves. On the ends of each loaf, fold them towards the main seam and pinch closed.
- On a greased baking sheet, sprinkle it lightly with corn meal (maybe about 2 Tbsp). Lay the sub roll loaves onto the baking sheet, seam side down.
- Cut a single slit down each center.
- Cover the baking sheet with a cloth for about 40 minutes to rise about double in size.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Position an oven shelf to the middle level.
- Remove the cloth. For crusty results, lightly brush the tops with olive oil. For softer crust, brush the top(s) with water or else with egg white (whisked with 1 tsp water).
- Bake the dough at 375°F, middle shelf, for about 25-30 minutes. Optionally, put ½ cup water in a separate baking container (or pour at the oven bottom, if it's designed to handle that). The steaming effect will enhance the overall bread.
- Let the sub rolls cool for about 5-10 minutes before cutting.
About Recipe for Sub Rolls
This particular homemade recipe for sub rolls is extremely easy to make in the bread machine using everyday bread flour. You then just roll it out, cut it into 4 pieces, shape each roll, rise and bake. The longest of the time is the waiting for the bread machine to make the dough, and the rising time for the yeast to work. The special aspect is that you can control the softness or hardness of the exterior crust. On this recipe for sub rolls, the absolute softest will come from egg whites whisked with a bit of water. The crustiest will be from doing nothing to brushing it with oil. Both types of crust still result in a great flavor and chewy sub roll.
For a sub roll sandwich recipe, click on the <Main Course> category on this site and you’ll find some of various types, like Italian and Chicken Salad subs. The Italian sub is the most popular type of sub sandwich to make. You can freeze (or refrigerate) these baked sub rolls and pull them out when you want a sub sandwich; it’s very handy.
Who invented the sub roll?
How do you store sub rolls?
How do you prepare a frozen sub roll to use it?
If you need them immediately, there is a way to use the microwave. You fully enclose each roll in a paper towel. Run it on a cycle of your choosing. For a gentle reheat cycle, it’s about 1-3 minutes usually. If you get it too hot, you’ll need to let it cool down before using it. With practice, you can almost time it to be a little above room temp.
How do I use a sub roll that has dried out a bit?
Or, you can use it, as is, for other things small, sliced and seasoned toasted appetizers.