Tonight I decided to make Meatball Sub Sandwiches. I was missing out on one important thing though – the Hoagie Rolls.
Shawn and I’ve been out of town for the past two days at our Corporate HQ and we were driving home with the kids from the airport when I offered to make my famdamily fresh baked rolls.
Alex wanted White rolls but Shawn wanted Whole Wheat otherwise he’d abstain from eating any bread. Sam was indifferent.
Doesn’t this look delicious? I mean, This is what I imagined in my head and then made it happen in only 90 minutes.
Whole Wheat Hoagie Rolls trumped white because I’d just made a bunch of white wheat bagels for the kids the other day.
I haven’t actually made whole wheat hoagie rolls before but I know how to make simple breads and have made so many others that I just came up with this recipe.
Its simple, there are only 5 ingredients. and maybe takes 90 minutes total to make (mostly rise time) and 15 minutes to bake. This recipe made 6 Rolls.
- 2 TBL Honey
- 1 TBL Acive Dry Yeast
- 1 3/4 Cup Warm Water
- 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
- 4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
*Butter or Oil for greasing and optional 1 egg white wash over bread at baking.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
I use my Kitchenaid Mixer because it’s SO easy to make with the dough hook. You can easily make this with a mixing bowl, wooden spoon and your Hands for kneading.
Add your Honey, Yeast and Warm water to your bowl, lightly whisk and let sit for 10 minutes to activate.
Add your Sea Salt next and then start adding in 1/2 cup of flour at a time while mixing. You will use all 4 cups worth of flour.
Mix dough until it is slightly sticky but it falls easily off your dough hook or if kneading, it is all incorporated and pliable
*I use these Silicone Baking mats for kneading as well as for baking and they have become invaluable to me.
Take 1-2 TBL Butter (you can use vegetable oil as well but I prefer butter for the flavor) and grease the mixing bowl you used to mix your dough. Roll your dough around the bowl, flip it and make sure that most of the bowl is lightly greased and that your dough is covered as well. Put Saran/Cling wrap tightly over the top of your bowl and set on top of your oven to rise for 1hr.
It’s okay if you let it rise longer, just not less. You want to make sure that you your dough is at least double.
Now, take your dough and punch it in your bowl a few times, flip it, punch again. Pour it out onto your kneading mat and knead for about 2 minutes.
make 6 even dough balls and then stretch out into hoagie rolls like this
I place the rolls on parchment paper on the stove to rise for 20-30 Minutes. When almost doubled in size you can just slide your parchment and rolls onto a baking sheet or use a silicone baking mat.
Before I pop them in the oven I did brush the tops lightly with an Egg White Wash. You don’t have to do this but I always like to.
Once cooked to at least 180 degrees internally, slide the Parchment and Rolls onto your counter to cool for at least 5-10 minutes before slicing and loading on your Meatballs and Sauce.
Get Creative and make rolls if you’d rather make Manwiches or just make any type of sandwich you want with this bread.
Enjoy this simple Whole Wheat Hoagie Roll recipe and let me know what you think.