Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

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Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

A soft, chewy dinner roll made with 100% whole wheat. Pairs well with carrot ginger soup.
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Chill: 1 hour 30 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Total: 2 hour 10 min
  • Yields 16 rolls
Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
  • Dough
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup honey
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and honey with an electric hand mixer until combined, about 2 minutes.
  • 3 eggs
  • Add eggs and cream until combined.
  • 1 cup buttermilk or milk
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • Add milk, warm water, and instant yeast to bowl. Mix on low until well combined.
  • 5 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Add whole wheat flour and salt to bowl.
  • Knead By Hand
  • Stir well with a dough whisk until a rough ball of dough starts to forms. Turn out onto a clean work surface and knead by hand until dough is springy and slightly tacky, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • or Knead with Stand Mixer
  • If you prefer, you can use a mixer to knead the dough. Place dough in the bowl of a stand mixture and mix until dough is springy and slightly tacky, stopping machine two or three times to scrape dough from hook if necessary, about 10 minutes.
  • Shaping and Rising
  • cooking spray
  • Preheat oven to 350°F Lightly grease a 13x9 inch baking dish.
  • Divide dough into 16 equal pieces. Using your hand, shape each piece into a ball and place in prepared baking dish. The pieces should placed close together so that they are just touching.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm space until rolls have puffed up almost double, about 1 hour 30 min.
  • Baking
  • Remove plastic wrap from baking dish and bake at 350°F until rolls are golden brown, about 23 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Serve with butter.
Carbohydrate Info: Total weight = 1441g. Total carbs = (566g). Serving weight = 90g. Carbs per serving = (35g).
From MakeBetterFood.com. . (http://makebetterfood.com/recipes/soft-whole-wheat-dinner-rolls/). Adapted from An Oregon Cottage.