Now, before anyone gets all anxious and panties-in-a-bunch about where I find time to do this stuff, here's the thing: I used a bread-maker. And I did this on a weekend. I am not a super hero, nor will I be creating pinterest worthy birthday parties for my children anytime soon. Just wanted to throw that out there.
The entire extent of my involvement in this was putting the ingredients in the bread-maker at appropriate temperatures, shaping into rolls after the cycle finished, waiting for a bit for them to rise again - and then throwing them into a hot oven.
And then eating them. I've actually mastered that part.
I love fresh bread. They make the house smell good, they taste amazing and there is a certain sense of accomplishment when working with yeast and it actually turning out. I also like that I know what's in them.
Unlike a lot of the recipes I've made - these rolls are still good the next day, and in fact 3 days later the rolls were still fresh and soft. I have no data past 3 days though because I ate them all. They made delicious lunches for me, filled with ham and cheese, or spread with butter and snarfed.
This recipe is a keeper! You can OF COURSE do this the hard way and knead by hand. But, if you have a stand mixer with a dough hook, or a bread machine -that is just way easier.
WHOLE WHEAT ROLLS
- 1 cup warm milk (I put mine in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds)
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1/4-1/2 cup additional milk or water
- Add all ingredients in (in order given), in your bread machine. Start the Dough setting. Check after a few minutes to see if it needs more liquid or flour.
- When cycle has finished, remove from the pan, and turn out onto a lightly floured counter.
- Shape pieces of dough into balls and place on a baking sheet, or a greased pan.
- Let rolls rise until doubled (about half an hour)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for around 20 minutes or until they are a light golden brown.