Monday, August 18, 2008
Light Wheat Rolls
I love homemade bread and rolls and this one isn't that difficult. It makes alot, but we eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 3 Hours 5 Minutes
Yields: 2 Dozen
2 package active dry yeast (0.25 ounce packages)
1 3/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter melted and cooled
1 egg beaten
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter melted
1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2. Mix sugar, salt, 1/4 cup melted butter, egg, and whole wheat flour into yeast mixture. Stir in all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
3. Punch down dough, cover, and let rise in warm place until doubled again, about 30 minutes.
4. Grease 2 dozen muffin cups. Punch down dough, and divide into two equal portions. Roll each into a 6x14 inch rectangle, and cut rectangle into twelve 7x1 inch strips. Roll strips up into spirals, and place into muffin cups. (I often just pull into 24 rolls and bake them on a cookie sheet instead) Brush tops with melted butter. Let rise uncovered in a warm place 40 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.
5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and brush again with melted butter.