Tortellini with Hot Italian Sausage and Green Beans

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I love subway subs. When Im craving one I just make my own. It smells and taste great.

By : Raven Raven

Ingredients

2 packages active dry yeast
2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
4 tablespoons butter softened
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon each:
Onion powder, garlic powder, basil, oregano, parsley
1/2 cup grated parmesan romano cheese
5 1/2-6 cups bread flour
1 egg beaten for eggwash
Melted butter for brushing after baked

Steps

  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water (110 degrees)
  2. While yeast is proofing, mix flour, spices, salt and cheese together until well combined.
  3. When yeast is frothy, add softened butter and add mixture to flour mixture.
  4. I use my bread machine on dough cycle but you can use mixer with hook attachment or knead by hand.
  5. Knead until a soft ball forms and pulls away from sides of bowl. It should feel smooth and when you touch it should not stick to finger.
  6. If it is to sticky, add a few tablespoons of bread flour and knead until consistency described above. If it is dry, add teaspoon of water at a time and refer to above instructions.
  7. The dough should be smooth and elastic. Knead for 10 minutes with hook and check.
  8. When dough is smooth and elastic, grease a large bowl with oil or cooking spray.
  9. Roll dough in bowl to cover with oil and cover. Let rise until double in size.
  10. Punch down dough and turn out on lightly floured surface.
  11. Roll out dough to rectangle. I usually roll out 9×13. If you want smaller loaves roll out larger and it makes more also.
  12. Spread with softened butter. I add garlic and herbs to my butter but its optional.
  13. With sharp knife of pizza cutter, cut into 4 equal pieces. More if rolled out larger. Roll each piece wider.
  14. Roll each piece up from long side like making cinnamon or jelly rolls. Pinch ends together and tuck under.
  15. Repeat with remaining dough. You should have 4 loaves.
  16. Place seam side down in 9×13 inch pan width wise not lenghth.
  17. I sometime put shredded cheese on dough with butter before rolling. Roll out to 9×13 and roll long side up jelly roll style. Cut into equal pieces. Place in oiled 9×13 dish. Rise and brush with egg wash, cheese and herbs. Bake until golden and cooked through. Brush with garlic herb butter.
  18. Brush with oil and cover. Let rise until double in size.
  19. Brush tops with eggwash. Sprinkle with more parmesan cheese and herbs if desired. I also top with shredded cheese also.
  20. Bake at 325 for 35 to 45 minutes. If tops are browning to fast, cover with foil.
  21. Test for doneness after 30 minutes. I cook on lower temp longer because of all the layers it takes a bit to cook through.
  22. When done, brush with butter or garlic butter with parsley.

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