I was out of sandwich bread this morning and not going to the store for a few days so I looked up a couple recipes for hoagie buns that had great reviews and then upon closer inspection found that they were the same recipe!!! I tried it and I add my 'thumbs up' too.
This recipe is from Taste of Home.
4 t. (2 packages) active dry yeast
3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I actually forgot it and it turned out fine)
1 tablespoon salt
8 to 8-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Beat in the oil, salt and 7 cups flour until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 18 pieces. Shape each into an oval and place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheets. With scissors, cut a 1/4-in.-deep slash across the top of each. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes.
Bake at 400° for 13-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Scrambled Egg Breakfast Sandwich ... super yummy on a hot, freshly baked bun