Total Time
1hr 42mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 12 mins

These accompany any dinner and make a great panini for sandwiches.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together the water, yeast, and sugar.
  2. Set aside until the yeast blooms, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place 3 cups of the flour and the salt in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the yeast mixture and the oil, and stir to form a sticky dough.
  5. Knead, adding the remaining flour a little at a time, until the dough becomes a smooth, elastic ball, about about 5 to 8 minutes.
  6. If you use an electric mixer, combine the ingredients with the paddle attachment and then change to the dough hook.
  7. Add the flour, a little at a time, until the dough is smooth and comes away from the sides of the bowl, about 2 to 4 minutes.
  8. Turn the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a dry cloth or plastic wrap.
  9. Let rise in a draft free spot until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  11. Once the dough has risen, lift it out and cut into 8 equal balls.
  12. Shape into flat 5-inch rounds for buns, or 6-inch oblongs for a hero- or hoagie-style rolls.
  13. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and cover with a dry cloth.
  14. Let rise in a draft free spot for 30 to 45 minutes.
  15. Gently glaze the buns with the egg and sprinkle with the sesame seeds, if desired.
  16. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.
  17. Transfer to a cooling rack until ready to use.


Most Helpful

Easy and fast to put together. I rolled them into mini-footballs by rolling into balls first, flattening the ball to a rectangular shape, then gradually tucking the seam until a short log was formed. Then rolled the log under my palms until I got my desired shape. I tried 3 toppings; rosemary, italian seasoning, and sesame. They came out great!

Vicky S. April 21, 2016

I find it very good, however i cut back 1/4 c of water to make more of a dryer authentic panini, in doing this it is a little harder to knead the bread but reuslts are worth it, its also better to give your yeast a good twenty min and let your yeast work just sprinkle in warm sugar water and dont stir it till your ready to add to flour ...

tiggs76 February 10, 2012

I made these in my old model Panasonic bread machine. I thought the yeast called for was a bit much, so I cut it down to 2 1/4 teaspoons and increased the salt to 1 teaspoon. I was really worried when the dough was finished as it was very wet and sticky. I made them into eight buns and covered them with lightly greased plastic wrap to raise. I went to King Arthur's web site and started to read about panini dough. It is supposed to be wet and sticky! So I felt a lot better then. I didn't do the egg wash and mine didn't brown as much as those in the Pam-I-Am photo. Next time I will use the egg wash. We used Italian beef for ours and they were absolutely wonderful! nnreq, thanks for sharing your recipe!

Rose is Rose September 29, 2007

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