Subway style Italian Herbs and Cheese footlong Bread….

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My boys love Subway’s Italian Bread they use for sandwiches . So I decided to duplicate the taste at home . This bread can be stuffed with any number of cheeses, veggies , cold cuts and other fillings.
While making this copycat sub bread I was even requested to bake some Hamburger buns by my boys πŸ™‚

Yield:4 foot longs or 8 6’Inch rolls

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups warm water (100 – 110 degrees F)
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp Italian seasoning
3 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tbsp cornmeal
1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 cup any hard cheese of your choice ( I used parmigiano reggiano)

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, combine the water and yeast and allow to sit for 10 minutes to dissolve. Add the sugar, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and flour; attach the dough hook and knead for 10 minutes on low to medium speed.
Turn the dough out onto your work surface and cut the dough into 4 equal parts. Shape each one into a cube and roll out into a 4″x5″ rectangle. Starting with the long edge, roll each piece of dough jelly-roll style and pinch the seam to seal, including the ends that will need to be slightly folded under.
Place each log of dough seam-side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal; there should be at least 4 inches between each log of dough. Cover with a kitchen towel and allow the dough to rise for 40 minutes in a warm place (the dough should double in size).
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and place a rack in the lowest part of the oven. Fill a baking pan with 4 cups of water and place on the bottom (lowest) rack.
Uncover the dough, brush with melted butter, use a knife to cut shallow slices in the tops of each one and sprinkle with parmigiano reggiano. Bake in the middle rack (over the water-filled pan) for 20-25 minutes, until the bread is golden brown. Transfer the bread to a metal rack to cool.
Bringing these Subs to Angie’s FF#22 to share with all the lovely bloggers .

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24 comments

      1. I don’t understand what they like so much about it… At least it is not as greasy and unhealthy as other fast food… i am SURE your bread is better tasting than Subway’s πŸ™‚

  1. Welcome to Fiesta Friday Shailja!! This is just crazy!! I’m loving these Subway rolls that you brought to the table….and you can be sure that I’ll be printing this and trying them myself! They look so perfect…and I love your boys idea of making hamburger buns… Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with all of us! Wonderful post. ❀

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