Sourdough Hoagie Rolls

No matter what you call it (hoagie, sub, grinder, Italian, or hero), these rolls make one heck of a sandwich. You can make your own starter, use a packaged mix, or buy a fresh, prepared sourdough starter.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 3 hoursDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6


  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 3⁄4 tsp. active dry yeast (1 package)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • 2 1⁄8 tsp. coarse salt, divided
  • 6 cups bread flour


  • In a large bowl, combine sourdough starter, milk, honey, and yeast. Stir to dissolve and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Add oil, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons salt, and enough bread flour to create a firm dough. Add flour only to reduce stickiness. Turn onto a floured surface and knead 8 to 10 minutes. Return to bowl, dust the top with flour, and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Rise at room temperature until doubled in volume, about 1 1⁄2 hours.
  • Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper. Turn risen dough onto a floured surface. Shape into a rope, about 3 inches thick. Slice into 3-inch pieces, then roll each into a ball. Form into oval shapes. Place on prepared pan, dust with flour, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and proof for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Mix remaining egg with remaining 1⁄8 teaspoon salt and brush lightly across proofed rolls. Bake until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely.