How To Make French Roll
This French roll recipe serves chewy and soft bites that are made with simple and pantry-accessible ingredients, for fluffy pieces of bread.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the warm water, yeast, sugar, oil, salt, and 2 cups of the flour.
Begin mixing then continue to add the rest of the flour gradually until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The dough should be soft and smooth but still slightly tacky to the touch.
Knead the dough for about 5 minutes in a stand mixer, or 8 to 10 minutes by hand until it is very smooth and elastic.
Lightly spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place the dough in the bowl. Cover the bowl with lightly greased plastic wrap. Let the dough rise for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until it has doubled.
- Punch down dough and turn it out onto a lightly greased countertop. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each dough piece into a ball. Place the balls on a lightly greased baking sheet or in a 9x13-inch glass baking pan.
- Cover rolls with a kitchen towel or lightly greased plastic wrap. Let rolls rise until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through. Remove from oven and immediately rub the tops of rolls with butter.
Serve and enjoy.
If you are using active dry yeast, instead of instant yeast, let the yeast proof in the warm water and sugar for about 3 to 5 minutes, until it is foamy before adding the oil, salt, and flour.
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