French Bread Rolls to Die For Recipe
Simply delicious French bread rolls with a crisp crust and chewy texture.
I am sure Jo means what she says: French Bread Rolls to Die For. Nothing more than fantastic French Bread Rolls and nothing less.
Finally! A bread recipe that turned out like it was supposed to for me! These were so good. I made them into sandwich rolls and for dinner tonight I made a couple into garlic bread. These were great!
GREAT RECIPE! I gave this 4 stars instead of three, only because I thought there was a touch too much flour and I didn't use the last 1/2 cup - didn't need to. The bread was clinging slightly to my mixing bowl, so any more would have dried them out. I also didn't use bread flour as it makes the rolls a bit dense. All purpose gave them a nice, fluffy lift. On a personal note. I find it infuriating that people give recipes one star because of "user" errors.. like the rolls stuck to a wet towel when rising. Well... gee, no kidding? Don't punish a great recipe because you make a basic bread making mistake! My advice is follow the recipe as it is written and if you're an experienced enough baker, then make your own changes, but if they don't work out - don't complain! And one more pet peeve while I'm at it.. yes, usually bread does dry out the next day.. especially home baked breads. You give an otherwise perfect recipe 4 stars because your rolls weren't as fresh on the next day. Oh... I'm on a rampage
I have to admit that I'm not a very experienced bread baker. However - putting a damp cloth over the formed rolls doesn't seem to be a very good idea since the dough gets stuck to it after rising! What a mess … :( The second time I made this recipe I used a greased plastic wrap – much better ;) I used the dough for rolls and for breads (baguette stile), both times the baked product turned out a bit flat even though the dough rised very well. I thought it was a bit heavy for French rolls/bread but my guests liked it well enough, even snacked on the leftover slices the next day, so I will keep on experimenting with this recipe. Thanks for sharing it! :)
Followed the recipe almost exactly. I didn't have any bread flour so I used regular all-purpose. I didn't use an egg wash on top of the rolls before I baked them, either, but I definitly will next time. I put some ice cubes in a pan and placed it in the preheated oven when I put the rolls in to bake as suggested by another reviewer. My Mom said the rolls were the best thing she had eaten in a long time. I will absolutely be making them again.
These were okay. I replaced some of the water with milk to give the rolls a richer taste. Spongy texture.
These rolls were good but not fabulous. I made them as the recipe reads - except that I made the dough in my bread machine. After the cycle was over, I divided the dough into eight, shaped them (best I could, very soft) into "bagettes" (would not hold into round balls) then let them rise a final time. I did an egg white and water wash on the dough before baking. The size was very nice for a sandwich. The looked very odd, but tasted good. If I were to make them again, I think I'd put the dough in texas-sized muffin pans to help it hold its shape while rising. Stored them in a ziplock and they kept well for several days until they molded - we don't go through much bread. Made good garlic bread when split buttered and sprinkled with garlic before toasting or broiling (I used my toaster oven).