Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Homemade Sandwich Rolls

Have you ever bought those square Italian sandwich rolls at Costco or other grocery stores?  Generally, when I make Panini sandwiches, I pick up a couple of packages of rolls, slice them and whip up an almost instant summer dinner.  Not this time.  I haven't been to town in ages, didn't have the money to spend on bread and figured if Walmart could make sandwich rolls, so could I.

Beginning with French bread dough, I divided the dough into three pieces, forming French loaves out of two of the pieces and rolling the third piece into a rectangle about 1/2" thick.  Next, I cut the rolled-out dough into 6 large squares (or some semblance of a square) and formed the little bit of leftover dough into yet another small loaf.  Transferring the squares onto a baking sheet, I brushed a bit of olive oil onto each roll, followed by a smidgen of mozzarella cheese, a pinch of Italian seasoning, a bit of garlic powder, a grating of Parmesan cheese and a shake of salt and pepper.

Rolling the dough to 1/2"

Forming French loaves with the other 2 pieces of dough

Brushed with olive oil

Topped with mozzarella, Parmesan and spices
I allowed the bread and the rolls to rise one last time, popped them into the oven and enjoyed the heavenly smell as it enveloped the "shouse".  Wow!  I was so pleased when I pulled the baking sheet out of the oven.  The sandwich rolls where perfect!  They were just the right size for sandwiches, seasoned to perfection, with a chewy crust and soft center.  I'm pretty sure these will become a staple at our house, topped with any number of spices, depending on what I am using them for.

These rolls were wonderful for Panini, but also fit the bill for plain old cold-cut sandwiches.  To try next....whole grain sandwich rolls!


  1. Yummy! So much cheaper to make with out the preservatives....

  2. How do you get your french bread to look so nice? I shape mine and it ends up flattening out while it is supposed to be raising.

  3. Have you checked out the price of bread lately? Even the cheapest source of bread (Western Family in our area) has jumped 10 cents! That's awful! I can't wait to make this smart meal for my family. It's a nice change from the usual sandwich fare and I'm saving $$ to boot!!!


  4. The bank account is empty but the pantry provides. Thank you Enola! Without you I would be eating instant noodles and scrounging for the change to pay for them like most other UTI students. Instead I'm having wonderful fresh bread and flavorful rice and beans to get me to pay day.

  5. As usual, your food is beautiful! I cannot wait for the book booooomb!!!!