Monday, April 28, 2014

Best Whole Wheat Rolls Ever { Really ! }

I began making bread regularly about a year ago. This was when we began our whole foods journey and bread baking became a necessity. This is my go-to recipe for making whole wheat yeast rolls that we also use for our hamburger buns and sandwich rolls. It is such a versatile recipe which is why I love it so. I've even put sesame seeds on top before baking to fancy up my hamburger buns, definitely got some oooh's and aaah's at the table. 

Whole Wheat Yeast Rolls


1 1/2 tablespoons of yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water {105-125 degrees}
1/4 cup honey
5/8 cup olive oil
2 eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp. salt
5 1/16 cups whole wheat flour

  1. Dissolve yeast in water and honey for about 5 minutes
  2. Combine yeast/honey mixture, olive oil, eggs, and salt in mixer fitted with your dough hook
  3. Slowly add flour one cup at a time, and mix until it easily pulls away from sides of bowl
  4. Place in a large, oiled bowl, cover and place in a warm, dry place {I use my oven after slightly warming it}  for about one hour
  5. Remove dough from bowl and punch down
  6. Shape dough into 18 small rolls or 12 larger ones if you are preparing buns {smaller rolls will be about 2 inches in diameter}
  7. Place on an oiled or lined baking sheet, cover and place back in your warm, dry location to rise for about 30 more minutes
  8. Pre-heat oven to 375* then place baking sheet on middle rack
  9. Bake about 10-17 minutes

This is how my dough looked when I finished mixing it. See how it has pulled away from the sides of the mixing bowl? That's how you know it's done.

Then I place the dough in a well oiled bowl, cover it, and into a slightly warmed oven it goes for about one hour.

After one hour, it looks like this.

Then, I punch down the dough and form it into roll-sized balls or a larger sandwich-sized ball. This is how my sandwich-sized balls look pre-rise.

Now cover these and place them back into the warmed oven to rise for the second time. After a half hour, they will look like this.

Now, it's time to bake at 375* for about 10-17 minutes. They should be golden brown when done.

And, now behold them in all their golden glory!

Nothing in the world smells better than fresh baked bread! I'm pretty sure that that's exactly how heaven will smell! If you're not a bread baker yet, give this simple recipe a try, and I promise you, your family will thank you for it. And...............

Here's how our buns played out:

Totally scrumptious! Hungry now?? Bake away dahlings, bake away!

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  1. Hi Amy! The rolls look delicious! Sounds like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  2. Those rolls look great! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!


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