Honey Wheat Rolls

When I was in college, my roommates and I had “bread night” at our apartment every Sunday night. We made homemade bread every week, then invited lots of people over to eat and chat. And by “we”, I mean my roommates made bread, although I did contribute cinnamon rolls on occasion. So many of my favorite college memories are from bread night. But more importantly, I learned how to make homemade bread from these awesome friends. These rolls were my favorite. Enjoy!

Honey Wheat Rolls (Makes at least 3 dozen)

Honey Whole Wheat Rolls

1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 ½ tablespoons yeast
2 cups very hot water (ok if warmer than 110 degrees)
⅜ cup non trans fat shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
6+ cups white whole wheat flour

1. Dissolve 1 tablespoon sugar in 1 cup warm water. Add in yeast. Let double.

2. In bowl of a stand mixer, combine 2 cups water, shortening, salt, honey, remaining sugar, and 3 cups of flour with dough hook. Mix until it is about the consistency of cake batter. Add yeast mixture and 1 ½ cups flour. Continue mixing and gradually add more flour until dough is still slightly sticky but not gloppy. Knead for 10 minutes.

3. Lightly coat bowl with cooking spray. Let dough rise in a warm place until double. Punch down dough. Shape into rolls. Let rolls rise until double on lightly greased baking sheets.

4. Preheat oven to 350. Bake rolls for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Nutritional Information (Amount per roll):

Calories: 104
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sodium: 65 mg

Recipe notes: If you are anti-shortening, you could use room temperature butter instead. These are delicious with traditional whole wheat flour, although I would do half and half whole wheat and all-purpose, as they get a little too dense theories. That’s why I like white whole wheat flour a bit better. There are lots of ways of shaping rolls. Find your favorite and go with it.

Source: adapted from my best friend Jayne

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