I made these a while back and forgot to post the recipe.
For the meatballs I use Rachel Ray’s recipe well I tweak it a bit per usual :
1 lb of meat (chicken, turkey, ground sirloin whatever you like)
3/4 cup of bread crumbs (I actually had not so I smashed up some garden vegetable ritz crackers)
3/4 tbsp onion powder
3/4 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp parsley
1/4 grated parmesean
salt & pepper
Mix all the ingredients together. Form into balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet and put in a 450 degree oven for 12 minutes.
For the rolls I used a recipe from The Kitchen Whisperer:
4 cups bread flour (I just used all purpose cause I didn’t have bread flour)
1 3/8 cup warm water (3/8 cup = 6 tbsp)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp cold butter cubed
Add 3/8 c warm water, yeast & sugar to stand mixing bowl. Whisk together and set aside for 5-10 minutes.
In the same stand mixing bowl attach the dough hook. Add in remaining water and flour and mix on low to start and then turn it up a bit for 4 minutes.
Add in salt and mix for 5-6 more minutes until the dough is slack. Your mixer should be on medium speed.
Add in butter and mix for another 1-3 minutes.
Remove dough from mixer and place in greased bowl. Cover with a towel and let it double in size for about an hour.
Divide dough and shape into rolls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and cover again with towel and let it rise for 30-45 minutes.
Place in a 350 degree oven for 16-23 minutes or until golden brown.
I just use jar sauce from Classico or Bertolli and heat it up in a sauce pan.
Then make your subs!!
The bread was so good and I think it would be perfect for smaller rolls at Christmas dinner too!!