For that next picnic or family outing, consider making sandwich rolls with your bread machine.  They are quick and easy and so much better than what you buy from the stores.

Take any bread machine mix.  Mix according to the package directions but set your machine on the “dough” setting so that the machine will mix your bread for you, let it rise and then beep when it is time to bake.

Remove the dough from the machine and divide with a knife into eight equal pieces.  Form a round or oval roll with each.  Place them on a greased baking sheet with room to expand.  Using the heel of your hand, flatten each roll.  The elasticity in the dough will tend to make the rolls spring back.  Let the dough relax for a few minutes and repeat the process.  Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and let the rolls rise until doubled—an hour or so depending on the mix and the room temperature.

If you care to put sesame seeds or poppy seeds on your rolls, mix one egg white with one tablespoon of water.  Just before baking, brush the mixture onto the tops of the rolls and then sprinkle with seeds.  The egg white will keep the seeds in place.

Bake the rolls at 375 degrees for about fifteen minutes or until done.  Remove them to a wire rack to cool.

(We have roll mixes designed for bread machines but you can make great rolls from any bread machine mix. Click to see our mixes.)

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