Thursday, January 12, 2012
I was trying to find a recipe close to Subway bread. This isn't close,but it's probably the best Sub bread I've ever made at home. I really think that it would be super hard to duplicate that at home without a commercial oven!
I found this recipe on thefreshloaf.com, I'm not really sure who posted it, but that is where I found it. I like to give the author credit whenever possible :-)
Subway Sub Roll Recipe:
1 TBLS dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp butter
2 cups bread flour
1/2 tsp dough enhancer
1 cup plus 1 TBLS warm water
Knead, let rise, punch down, let rise again, punch down and shape into three foot long tubes. Place in unheated oven with pan of hot water on shelf below. You can make these on a cookie sheet but they will have flat bottoms. A baquette pan works good or a sub/hoagie pan if you can find one is best. Silicone pans are the best (like the ones at subway). Spray lightly on top with warm water at beginning of proofing. Wait 15 minutes and turn oven on to 300 for 20 seconds then off. Wait another 15 minuetes and repeat the oven on off thing again. Wait 1/2 hour then the oven thing again and allow to rise for another 1/2 hour. Then turn oven on and bake at 325 for 20 minutes, then leaving them in the oven bake another 20 minutes at 350 and then remove from oven and place on rack for cooling and yummy eating. Let them cool before cutting. Makes the subway type roll each and every time. Never fails and smells just like the inside of any subway restaurant. Enjoy.
Prep time before punching down is approximately 2 hours. Most of that is rising time. Proofing and baking are specified above.
*NOTE* This may look like a very time consuming recipe, but it's mainly just punching and rising, punching and rising and then playing with the oven :-)