Best panini rolls ever!!

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Best panini rolls ever!!

How to make the dough


  • ½ tsp dried yeast

  • 550 g strong plain or “00” flour

  • 50 g semola (finely-ground semolina), plus extra for dusting

  • 1-1½ tsp salt

  • 500 ml water


You will need to begin this recipe 1 day in advance.

Standing time: overnight

1. Place the yeast and 500 ml (2 cups) water in a jug and stir to dissolve. Place the flours in a large bowl. Add the yeasted water and mix to combine. Add the salt and mix through roughly (use a spoon or a chopstick). The mixture will be quite wet. This is a good thing!
Cover and allow to prove at room temperature for 12-18 hours (depending on the climate) or until doubled in size. If it’s really hot, try to find a cooler spot in the house, otherwise it will rise too fast and you’ll miss out on the fermented flavour. I normally start this process at night before bed and bake the next day.

2. Lift the risen dough out of the bowl and onto a floured bench. Give it a quick knead to bring it together. If too wet and sticky, flour your hands and sprinkle the dough with a little flour too. Stretch into a rectangle, then fold the dough onto itself in a ball. Place the dough back in the bowl, covered, and stand at room temperature for 1-2 hours or until risen by two thirds.

Then proceed to create the rolls

  1. Divide the dough into 6 (or 8) portions,

  2. Roll them up into balls and place on baking paper to rise again, covered with a damp tea towel for 45 minutes.

  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 for 25-30 minutes. Best panini rolls ever!!