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These moist rolls are fantastic with chicken or egg salad for a quick and easy (but still elegant) summer lunch.

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Total
Yield
12 rolls
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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Dough

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Place all of the dough ingredients into the pan of your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Select the dough or manual cycle, and start the machine.
  3. Check the dough's consistency about 7 minutes after the kneading cycle begins, adding additional water or flour to form a soft, smooth dough.
  4. When the cycle is complete, transfer the dough to a well-floured or lightly greased work surface. This dough is quite sticky, so be prepared with extra flour.
  5. Fold the dough over several times to expel any excess carbon dioxide, then divide it into 12 equal pieces. Let the pieces relax for 10 minutes or so, for easier shaping.
  6. Roll each piece into a 10" rope; coil each rope (like a sleeping snake), and tuck in the end so that it pokes up through the middle.
  7. Place the rolls about 2" apart on a baking sheet that's been lightly dusted with cornmeal.
  8. Cover them with a proof cover or with greased plastic wrap, and let them rise for 45 minutes, or until they're puffy.
  9. While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  10. Brush the tops of the risen rolls with beaten egg, and sprinkle them lightly with kosher or another coarse salt.
  11. Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they're golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and allow them to cool completely before serving.
  12. Store, well-wrapped, for 3 days at room temperature, or freeze for longer storage.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 roll, 63g
  • Servings Per Batch
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 158
  • Calories from Fat
  • Total Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol 18mg
  • Sodium 375mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 5g

* 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.