Chewy Italian Rolls from KAF

READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 8 Rolls




  • BIGA:
  • Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  • Cover bowl and let rest at room temperature for 12 to 20 hours, until very bubbly.
  • DOUGH:
  • Mis biga with remaining ingredients for 2 to 4 minutes, using an electric mixer set on slow speed.
  • Increase 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.
  • Let dough rise in greased, covered bowl, for 1 to 2 hours, until very puffy.
  • Turn dough out onto well floured surface, and shape it into a 6"x12" square.
  • Using a bench knife or pizza wheel, cut out eight 3" square rolls.
  • Place rolls, floured side up onto parchment paper.
  • Cover rolls and allow to rise for 45 minutes or until puffy.
  • Place a baking stone in the top third of oven, and preheat oven to 450.
  • Bake the rolls for 13 to 15 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on rack.