Friday, August 14, 2015

Homemade Whole Grain Hoagie Rolls


Homemade Whole Wheat Hoagie Rolls
There is nothing more frustrating than when you are trying to be healthy, but you can't find healthy options in the store. I am having company this weekend for dinner, and I am making Oven "Fried" Eggplant (vegan) Parmesan Sub Sandwiches. I went to numerous stores in my area, but I could not find a single healthy option--let alone the style of bread I wanted! I remembered that Jill McKeever (www.simpledailyrecipes.com) had posted a recipe for whole wheat, oil-free dinner rolls. I thought I would try the recipe with slight modifications to see if I could make my own hoagie rolls. It was SO easy and came out just as I had hoped!

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (that is fresh and within date)
1 1/3 cup unsweetened plain soymilk (warmed to 105º to 115ºF degrees)
1 tablespoon raw sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
Bottom of the roll

Lower the shelves in your oven to fit your mixing bowl inside it.
Then, preheat oven to 200 degrees, then TURN IT OFF!
In your electric mixer, add yeast, warmed milk, sugar, and salt.
Turn on your mixer (using your dough hook) on low and let it stir around for a few minutes.
Then, add the flour. Turn on your mixer again and let it stir the dough until it becomes a ball. Once it becomes a ball, continue to let it knead the dough for another minute.
Shape the dough into a ball, and put back into the bottom of the mixing bowl.
Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and place into the oven to rise for 45 minutes.
Remove bowl from the oven and knead the dough with your hands (in your hands; doesn't have to be on a board) for one minute.
Preheat your oven to 375 or 350 degrees convection (which is really 375 degrees).
Shape the dough into whatever style of bread you are making, but smaller in size because it will rise.
Place shapes onto silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet.
Again, cover the rolls with the clean towel and let rest until your oven has preheated, plus an extra 5 minutes longer.
Bake in the oven (I placed my lower in the oven) for 15 minutes.
Cool on a rack before slicing.

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