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Chewy Italian Rolls

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Charlotte Bothe

Chewy Italian Rolls Recipe Chewy Italian Rolls Recipe

Based on our recipe for Asiago Ciabatta, these rolls offer the taste and texture of that traditional Italian bread. Thanks to their spongy nature, they'll soak up every last drop of your favorite soup or saucy dish.

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8 rolls
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  1. To make the biga: Mix all of the ingredients until well blended. Cover the bowl, and let rest at room temperature for 12 to 20 hours, until the mixture is very bubbly.
  2. To make the dough: Mix the biga with the remaining ingredients for 2 to 4 minutes, using an electric mixer set on slow speed. Increase the mixer speed to medium, and mix for about 4 minutes; the dough will be soft and slightly sticky. Add additional water or flour if necessary.
  3. Let the dough rise in a greased bowl, covered, for 1 to 2 hours, until very puffy.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface, and shape it into a 6" x 12" rectangle. Using a bench knife or pizza wheel, cut out eight 3" square rolls. Place the rolls, floured side up, onto parchment paper. Let them rise for about 45 minutes, lightly covered, until they're puffy.
  5. Place a baking stone in the top third of your oven, and preheat the oven to 450°F.
  6. Bake the rolls for 13 to 15 minutes, until they're golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and cool on a rack.
  7. Yield: 8 rolls.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 roll (109g)
  • Servings Per Batch 8
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 230
  • Calories from Fat 5
  • Total Fat 0.5g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 580mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 8g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.