Friday, April 24, 2009

Honey Wheat Rolls

Since I got my Kitchen Aid last year, I've had fun experimenting with bread recipes.  I believe that it's more frugal to bake my own bread than buy it (not to mention better for us because of the lack of preservatives).  

I found this recipe today for honey wheat rolls and had to give it a try. They turned out really good. This recipe made 15 good sized rolls.  I didn't brown them too much, so that I could freeze most of them and then pop in the oven when we want a few with a meal. The recipe is below.

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Honey Wheat Rolls


1 packet yeast

1/2 c. warm water (120 degrees)

1 1/4 cups warm milk 

1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1/4 cup honey

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 cup whole wheat flour

3 1/4 cups bread flour (approximately)


1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl.

2. Place all ingredients except for flours in the Kitchen Aid bowl.

3. Mix ingredients and then add wheat flour.

4. Slowly add white flour until the dough begins to pull away from the bowl.

5. Knead with the Kitchen Aid for about 4-5 minutes.  Cover with a clean dish towel and let it rise for about 45 minutes.

6. Remove the towel and knead for about 45 seconds.

7. Using kitchen shears, cut off pieces and shape into rolls by pulling the dough into balls, with smooth side facing up.

8. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets; turn on the oven just until you feel heat, then turn it off immediately.  Turn on the oven light and put the cookie sheet in the oven for 1 hour to rise.

9. After the rolls rise, leave the pan in the oven and turn it on 350 degrees. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until desired brownness.


Tracey said...

These look and sound good! I haven't done much with homemade bread - maybe that's a good excuse for getting a Kitchen Aid!!

Leslie said...

Wow! Those look soooo good! I've been very negligent in baking bread the last couple of years. I hope to get started back soon, but just haven't done it yet. This might help motivate me though. :-)

I'm sorry you werent' able to see the pics on my blog. I wish I knew a way to help you, but I don't. Hopefully they'll work the next time you visit.