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Soft, Vegan Sandwich Rolls

These fluffy, vegan sandwich and burger rolls have a longer rise time, but are the perfect addition to any barbecue! Pair with your favorite summer sandwiches or burger to take them to the next level.
Prep Time5 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbeque, sandwich rolls, vegan, vegan bread
Servings: 8 sandwich rolls
Author: Mel

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer with dough hook attachment

Ingredients

  • 365 grams (~3 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 25 grams (~2 tablespoons) granulated sugar
  • 50 grams (~¼ cup) cornstarch
  • 70 grams (~¼) warm water
  • 170 grams (~¾ cup) soymilk unsweetened, plain
  • 45 grams (~3 tablespoons) vegetable shortening
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter melted (optional)

Instructions

  • Measure ALL ingredients out into the bowl of your stand mixer and knead with the dough hook attachment for 5-7 minutes, until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Gently lift the dough out of the mixing bowl, spray that same bowl lightly with nonstick cooking spray, and place the dough back into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rise for 1 ½ to 3 hours, until the dough has doubled in volume. The rise time will greatly vary depending on the temperature of your kitchen (the warmer the temperature, the faster the rise.)
  • Once rise, divide the dough into eight equal pieces. I do this by weight to ensure as even of sizing as possible.
  • Shape each piece of dough into a tight, round ball and then flatten gently with the palm of your hand. Place each piece of dough onto a silicone lined baking sheet to rise for an additional two hours. Cover the tray with lightly greased plastic wrap or an inverted baking pan of the same size during this rise.
  • When you have nearly reached the end of the rise time, preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Bake the rolls on the center rack of the oven for 20 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.
  • If desired, brush the baked rolls with melted vegan butter to help ensure a soft crust.
  • Once the rolls have completely cooled, they can be stored in an airtight container for up to five days.

Notes

Recipe has been lovingly adapted from King Arthur.