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Crusty French Rolls

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars

"Save time by letting your bread machine knead the dough for these hearty, chewy rolls with a wonderful golden crust. 'They're the best eaten the day they're baked or frozen for later,' Donna adds."
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Ingredients

45 m servings
Original recipe yields 18 servings

Directions

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  1. In bread machine pan, place the first five ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 18 portions; shape each into a round ball. Place on a lightly greased baking sheets; sprinkle with cornmeal. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. beat egg white and water; brush over dough. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes; brush again with glaze. Bake 10 minutes longer or until golden brown.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note: This recipe can be prepared in a 1-1/2-or 2-pound bread machine.
  • Nutritional Analysis: One roll equals 101 calories, 133 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 20 gm carbohydrate, 4 gm protein, trace fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

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These are amazing! I've been looking and looking for a good recipe for crusty rolls and this blew the others I've tried out of the water. Very simple, very delicious. Soft and chewy on the in...

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First time I have made bread rolls. These were very crusty - in fact the crust somewhat overwhelmed the roll. I suspect it may have been because with 18 rolls as suggested they were a little bit...

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These are amazing! I've been looking and looking for a good recipe for crusty rolls and this blew the others I've tried out of the water. Very simple, very delicious. Soft and chewy on the in...

This recipe delivers exactly what it claims--a crusty, chewy plain french roll. I love plain french bread, and this is a perfect roll. I made my by hand, proofing the yeast in warm water and su...

Flawless! Made these with 1 cup white whole wheat flour and the rest bread flour, everything else just as in the recipe. The rolls were light with delicious flavor and a light, crispy crust the...

These were wonderful! My husband and kids loved them. The dough was a little dry so I added 1/4 cup milk a little at a time until it reached the proper consistency for a dough ball. I also ski...

These were very good. I liked the texture and so did my family. I made six "hoagie buns" from the recipe and used it with the "Best Beef Dip Ever" recipe for hot roast beef sandwiches. I did u...

First time I have made bread rolls. These were very crusty - in fact the crust somewhat overwhelmed the roll. I suspect it may have been because with 18 rolls as suggested they were a little bit...

These are really good. Will use this recipe again. Only complaints with recipe as is is that my rolls were cooked in 15 minutes and if you put more egg wash on them after 15 min (and then cook...

I really liked the rolls that I got from this recipe. The only reason that I gave it a four star rating is that if I would have made 18 rolls out of the dough they would have been teeny. I mad...

I love a good crusty roll and these fit the bill. I followed the recipe, using my bread machine. The only change I made was that I made fewer, bigger rolls. Dare I say these are even better t...