Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hoagie Buns from Scratch

Don't these look yummy?
My absolute favorite sub is a meatball hoagie but you could use these buns for a all kinds of subs.

5 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. yeast
1 tbsp. softened butter
1 3/4 cups warm water
olive oil

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, the sugar, salt and yeast in a large mixing bowl.
Add butter and mix well.
Gradually add the remaining flour, alternating with the warm water.
Knead until smooth, 10-15 minutes.
(I used the dough hook on my KitchenAid mixer and let it run 5-6 minutes.)
Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
Cut dough into 6 equal sections and shape each into a hoagie bun. As you will see in the photo below mine were not in perfect even shapes but it doesn't matter. Once they rise they will be fine.
Place buns on two greased cookie sheet and spray the tops with cooking spray.
Cover pans loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Remove pans from refrigerator.
Bake 15 minutes in a 425 degree oven.
This really was easy to make and they tasted so much better than store bought. I sliced each bun down the center, placed several homemade meatballs cooked in spaghetti sauce on them and topped it with mozzarella cheese. Place the subs back in the oven for 5 more minutes just to melt the cheese.  

Enjoy!

9 comments:

Carmen C. said...

OOOOOOhhhhh, those look SO GOOD! I'll have to try those:) Hope your weekend is going well, and hope your enjoying these somewhat warmer days!

Loretta said...

Yeah they do look good!! Oh please, send me one... You are always tempting me with your creations! lol! Hugs

Cheryl said...

If I cooked as good as you, would not be able to fit in the door!
Looks yummy!

Patty Sumner said...

Those look really good! I love a good meatball hoagie too. I have not been visiting for awhile...sorry. Just getting back into the swing of things. Thanks for the recipe. Blessings!

Lady Jane said...

ok well I know what I will be cooking next weekend!!! Homemade hoagie buns. You betcha.... Hugs, LJ

Susie Swanson said...

Oh so much temptation.. I'll have to try these.. Thanks for the recipe. My bunch will gobble them up.. Take care, Susie

Mama-Bug said...

These look wonderful; but I'm not much of a bread maker!

Buttons In The Attic said...

Ohhhhh YUM!!! I am sooo going to have to make these--thank you so much for sharing!

Bevy said...

These look great...and that they'd go great with my homemade (spaghetti) meatballs.

New here - just checkin ya out from Snowgirl's blog. Very nice!