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Perfect dinner rolls made with whole wheat flour and bread flour.


Honey Wheat Rolls | Taste and Tell

I’m not going to lie – my mom makes the best rolls.  Really.  So for the most part, there is no reason to mess with perfection.  But sometimes you need to give mom a break, right?  And instead of trying to replicate her yummy rolls, I thought I’d try something completely different.  Ok, maybe not way out there – you still want some sort of traditon for Thanksgiving, so we are sticking with having fluffy dinner rolls, but these are different because they are made with whole wheat flour, and some honey for a little bit of sweetness in the background.

Speaking of my mom and perfect rolls – I didn’t really give her a break because she actually made these.  At one point, she thought that they were going to bomb because they weren’t rising like she thought they should.  But they baked up just perfectly.  In fact, I was surprised at how light and fluffy they were.  I thought that they turned out just perfect.  And it never hurts that you don’t feel as guilty going back for just one more because hey – they are made with whole wheat!! :)


Honey Wheat Rolls
 
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Perfect dinner rolls made with whole wheat flour and bread flour. Evaporated milk brings richness to the rolls.
Serves: 3 dozen rolls
Ingredients
  • 1 (.25 oz) package rapid rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup melted shortening
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the milk, ¼ cup water, shortening, honey, salt and whole wheat flour. Mix in the yeast mixture, and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Add in the bread flour. Mix until the dough forms a ball. Knead the dough for 10 minutes. Place the dough in a buttered or oiled bowl, turn to coat, and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Punch down the dough. Form into 36 rolls and place in buttered 9x13-inch pans. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm area until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Place a small pan of water in the bottom shelf of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375F. Bake the rolls until the tops are golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Brush with the butter immediately out of the oven.
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  7. adapted from allrecipes.com

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18 Responses to Honey Wheat Rolls {Thanksgiving Week}

  1. Rosa says:

    Beautiful! Those rolls look perfect and delightfully soft.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. I love that you used some whole wheat flour in here! They look fluffy and perfect. I wish my mom could make yeast breads. :)

  3. I agree!! Gotta have a good roll recipe up your sleeve! Love that these use whole wheat flour. I always have whole wheat flour on hand but don’t use it enough!

  4. These honestly look like PERFECT rolls!!!!!

  5. Bree says:

    Those look way better than the ones I got at the store! :)

  6. These look perfect! Soft, fluffy rolls are a must on Thanksgiving! :)

  7. They really did rise perfectly! And I love that it’s made with wheat! I’ve been trying to eat more wheat products lately :)

  8. I love you and hate you at the same time for starting your Thanksgiving week posts! It is making me so hungry, I just want to make all of these recipes right now and not wait!

  9. Joanne says:

    Rolls at Thanksgiving are so underrated…but SO NECESSARY. These look like heavenly fluff-balls!

  10. I need to learn how to make rolls and bread in general. It is not my forte. Maybe I’ll try this recipe in the next couple of weeks. I also love that is has whole wheat in it!

  11. These look so yummy! Mom’s do make the best rolls, don’t they?

  12. These rolls look like heaven!

  13. I LOVE HONEY ROLLS! Last summer, my mom purchased some for a family reunion, and they were still arm from the bakery! Tastes best with a slice of good old butter! Thanks! ~ nerdwithtaste.wordpress.com

  14. Rachel Cooks says:

    These are gorgeous! Love them!

  15. They look perfect! They’re just my style.

  16. I have a dinner roll post next week- you are so on top of Thanksgiving, already! Bravo, mama! I love that you used wheat and got great rise out of these babies! Great job!

  17. Chels R. says:

    I’m really going to have to try making these! Your mom did a great job, too good in fact. I’m wishing I could eat one right now.

  18. These darling rolls look just delicious!!!

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