Whole-Wheat Dinner Rolls

.

These dinner rolls are really easy to make with a bread machine on dough cycle, or you can mix the dough with your Kitchen Aid or Bosch. My mother always made beautiful whole-wheat rolls for our family get-togethers. Everyone loved them, so we have kept the tradition going. They are nice and light and tender, and they say “I love you this much”! Try this simple recipe and start a tradition of your own.

.

.

You can roll each one individually into a ball, or my preference is to just roll out the dough and cut with a biscuit cutter. I’m all about saving time!

.

.

You want to place them right together so they will raise up like dinner rolls and not spread out like a hamburger bun. This picture is from the large dish of rolls. and the next photo shows the risen ones from the smaller glass dish.– sometimes I put them in round glass dishes.

.

After they have risen to double, you can put them into the preheated oven. If they haven’t risen enough, they will be too dense. Press with your finger to see if they leave a slight indention.

.

.

Whole-Wheat Dinner Rolls

Servings – 2 dozen
Cook Time – 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 2/3 cup water –needs to be warm if not using a bread machine
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup honey –a little oil in the cup will help the honey run out
  • 1 1/2 tsp soy lecithin granules  or flax meal use sunflower lecithin for soy free
  • 4 1/4  cups white whole-wheat flour –regular red wheat flour works also
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 full tsp, dry baking yeast or 1 packet

Instructions:
  • Put all ingredients into loaf pan of your bread machine and set the cycle for “dough”.* — If you are using a Kitchen Aide or Bosch, follow the mixing directions for your machine.
  • Remove dough when time is up. Punch down, cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Flour Counter and roll dough to one inch thick.
  • Cut with round biscuit cutter, or you may pull off chunks of dough and roll these between you hands or on the counter to make nice balls of dough–be sure to keep them uniform in size.
  • Place on prepared cookie sheet or large rectangular glass dish. The closer together you put the rolls, the taller they will be. I usually place them barely touching each other.
  • Cover and let  rise in warm place till double, approximately 20 minutes. They are ready to put in a preheated oven when your finger leaves a slight indention in the dough.

7. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove them from the baking pan and place on a cooling rack.


Notes:

Check while the machine is kneading to see if additional flour is needed. The ball of dough should move freely without sticking to the sides of the pan. When you push on the dough with your finger, it should feel nice and pliable.  If it is too hard or firm, add a tablespoon of water and check again after kneading continues. A firmer dough will make drier dinner rolls and a nice pliable dough will make tender rolls.