Sunday, July 19, 2009

Homemade French Bread Rolls

My oldest daughter's cousins came over this weekend and to keep them busy I pulled out a homemade french bread roll recipe I'd found at Mommy's Kitchen. This was the girls first time making homemade bread ever and they loved it. The end result was wonderful..they tasted amazing!

Recipe for French Bread Rolls

*1 1/2 cups warm water
(110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
*1 tablespoon active dry yeast
*2 tablespoons white sugar
*2 tablespoons vegetable oil
*1 teaspoon salt
*2 cups bread flour
*2 cups whole wheat or all purpose flour

1.) In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2.) To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl.
3.) Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
4.) Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat.
5.) Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour (in the oven with the light on works swell!).
6.) Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces, and form into round balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
7.) Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in a preheated 400degree oven, or until golden brown.

Tip for Freezer Rolls
*after forming the rolls they could quickly be flash frozen to use another day. That way you do not have to bake up all of them if you do not plan on eating them all. This is done by placing the shaped rolls that you are not going to bake on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove and place each roll into a large freezer bag. To use rolls remove from freezer let thaw, place on a greased baking sheet and let rise until double in size. Bake as directed above.


  1. Oh Yummy the did a awesome job. I could grab one right through the computer screen and eat it up. Cooking is a perfect way to keep kids busy.

  2. What a fun thing for them to do! How delicious - they did an excellent job!

  3. I love homemade bread and the smell! Would be awesome with your chicken parm too!