Has Anyone Heard of the Elusive Club Roll?
Hi. I am dealing with a dilemma and wanted to know if anyone could help. I’ll do my best to describe the recipe I am looking for and hope that anyone will even know what I’m talking about!
My family loves sandwiches on a certain type of long roll we purchase locally. The name of the bakery is DeFilippi’s and it’s in Middletown, NY. They sell this particular sub style roll called a ‘club roll’. It’s a long, rectangular shaped roll that’s apparently is specific to this region or maybe even to the bakery itself, because I’ve found precious little with that name on the internet, and even on the rare occasion I find info on something called a ‘club roll’, the description and photo ultimately look and sound nothing like what I’m seeking.
This bread is about 6-7 inches in length, and is almost a perfect rectangular shape. They come connected to each other from the oven- the girl behind the counter has to pull them apart and put them in the bins. These rolls have a very thin, crisp crust and a fluffy, spongy, light as air interior. They make delicious hoagies and fantastic meatball/chicken or eggplant parm subs.
I would love to be able to duplicate them at home and wondered if anyone had heard of such a delicacy and had any idea how to make them. Any advice/suggestions/recipes are warmly and gratefully welcomed. Thanks - Lisa