Schlotzsky’s-Style Sandwich Rolls
By Gloria Pitzer, Secret Restaurant Recipes (Secret Recipes, Marysville, MI; May 2001, p. 56)
1/2 cup Warm Water
1 TB Granulated Sugar
1 package Rapid Rise Dry Yeast
6 oz. Milk (very warm )
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 TB Baking Soda (softened in 1 TB water)
2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough. Beat in rest of flour until batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved.
Divide dough between 5 ovenproof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5 inches in diameter). Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down. Let rise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans. Discard Saran pieces.
Bake on center rack of 375º F oven about 20 minutes or till golden brown. Let cool in containers on rack, spraying tops each in a bit of Pam while they cool to keep crusts soft.
To use for sandwiches – slice in half horizontally and grill on lightly buttered hot griddle as you would for grilled cheese sandwich or broiler toast till golden. Then fill with lettuce and assorted lunch meats and cheese or sandwich fillings.
In 1971, Don and Dolores Dissman opened a small shop on South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, home to The Original® by Schlotzsky’s. This one-of-a-kind, delectable sandwich is composed of a unique combination of premium meats, cheeses, and marinated black olives on fresh-baked Muffuletta bread. The public went nuts for it. Quickly, the sandwich developed a passionate customer following…and things started to take off for Don and Dolores.
40 years later and from humble origins, the chain grew to 759 stores in 2001 with over $400 million in sales. Today, Schlotzsky’s is an international franchise restaurant chain with locations in 35 states and six foreign countries. The Original® sandwich is still the mainstay of Schlotzsky’s, but today you can also enjoy fresh baked bread, delicious hot sandwiches and panini, specialty pizzas, toasted wraps, freshly tossed salads, gourmet soups, and more!
For more information, check out www.schlotzskys.com It has a variety of information including nutrition, their history, what’s new and some great franchise opportunities.
Source: schlotzskys.com &wikipedia.com