French Bread Rolls to Die For

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

The title says it all! Prep time does not include rising time.


  1. Mix together warm water, yeast and sugar and let stand for about 10 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, combine yeast mixture with oil, salt and 2 cups of the flour.
  3. Stir well to combine.
  4. Stir in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
  6. Lightly oil a large bowl and place dough in and turn to coat with oil.
  7. Cover with cloth and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  8. Deflate the dough and turn out onto floured surface.
  9. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces and form into rounds.
  10. Place rolls onto lightly greased baking sheet at least 2" apart.
  11. Cover rolls with cloth and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  12. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake rolls for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

I wish i could go for 5 stars but less than 24hrs these were going stale. They do taste wonderful and were a joy to bake. They seem to be freezing very well as i have made another batch which i froze once cool. If eaten as soon as defrosted and warmed a little, they are just as wonderful as when first cooked.

the veggie plot November 03, 2009

The title says it. I have made this bread 3 times. The first time I put a little Italian seasoning, and Parmesan on half of them. The smell throughout the house was awesome. And the taste, forget about it, delish. Next time I made it I added the seasoning to the dough, and on top, for garlic bread. The dough is so nice to work with. I will use this recipe forever. Thanks.

knaylor76 July 20, 2010

These were great, and very easy too. I made mine a bit larger so I could use them for sandwiches - yielded 12 rolls instead of 16. They were still done in 20 minutes. Thanks!

boomerthepug April 18, 2010