French Rolls are perfect for any meal you want! We used these for the standard dinner and then used them for breakfast sandwiches the next morning.
I love to make bread. I think it must run in the family, my mom and dad are always baking bread and cookies! Sometimes you just need a really good roll recipe and this was just the ticket!
- 3 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 4 tablespoons white sugar
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 7 cups bread flour
- In a stand mixer, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until it foams up, about 10 minutes.
- To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups of flour. Stir in the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl. Cover and let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Then knead on stir in the stand mixer for about 8 minutes. Then Lightly oil a different large bowl with olive oil, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about an hour.
- Deflate the dough, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 30 equal pieces. I weighed them to make them the same about 2 oz per roll. Form into round balls, and then place on a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until golden brown.