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Monday, January 28, 2013

Garlic, Herb, and Cheese Hoagie Rolls

Yield: 8 hoagie rolls
 These hoagie rolls are even better than most you will find in sub shops. Use what ever mix of fresh herbs and cheese you like best to give your rolls a crisp, delicious crust. 


1 T. yeast
1 ½ c. hot water
5 c. bread flour
2 t. salt
2 T. sugar
3 T. soft butter
1 Egg white

Garlic, herb spread ingredients:

2 T. Butter melted
1 t. minced garlic
1 t. salt
1 egg yolk
3 T. water
1 t. chives
1/2 t. parsley flakes
1/2 t. basil
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. onion powder 
finely shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
-Dissolve yeast in hot water.
-Let stand 5 minutes until frothy.
-Add butter, eggwhite, sugar and salt.
-Mix well
-Add half the flour being sure all is mixed well
-knead in the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time
-Knead 8-10 min.
-Rise in greased, covered bowl 1 - 1/2 hours until doubled.
-Punch down and rest 10 min.

-Shape 6-8 hoagie rolls, and place on greased sheet
-slash the top of each roll with a sharp blade.
-Rise  1 hour or until doubled in size
-Brush tops with Garlic herb spread with a brush (directions below)

-Sprinkle cheese lightly over spread and slightly pat to be sure it gets into spread.
-bake 15-20 minutes.

Garlic herb spread:
-melt butter with minced garlic and salt.
-add chives, parsley, basil, garlic and onion powders and mix well.
-add egg yolk
-thin mixture down with water
-if mixture is too thick to spread, add a Teaspoon more water or extra butter.

-With a soft basting brush, brush mixture on the entire surface showing. 


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