I have been putting the blog to the side in the name of cookbook writing, but I had to share this simple, speedy recipe today. With Thanksgiving being next week and then the joyfully busy holiday season right after, these are a bit of a lifesaver (dinner saver, actually) and they might help you as well!
For those who have followed the blog for a while and have used and loved my go-to bread recipe, *cough* KAYTI *cough*…. this will look pretty similar.
There was this one evening not too long ago when I was making soup. Soup is great, but with three boys and a husband, I need filler to go along with the soup. Not wanting to use up an entire loaf of bread that was purposed for school lunches, I thought (at the way too last minute) that rolls would be perfect!
So I took the ol’ bread recipe and swapped out some milk for water and butter for avocado oil and BOOM! Rich, buttery, pull-apartable (it’s a word), 100% whole wheat dinner rolls!
Normally, I preach slow bread when it comes to whole wheat in order to let the grains soak up moisture and be a little less, oh, how do you say? Cardboard-like. But with the milk and butter (and the fact that these will be gobbled down before they even cool all the way, no joke) the whole wheat is stretchy and soft. And filling. Which is what I need. (See above “filler” comment).
On to the recipe! Because, again, writing a cookbook. Got to get on it!
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 Cup warm water
- 1/2 Cup tepid whole milk
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 Cups whole wheat flour
- Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer in the order listed. (You could also add to a regular bowl and knead by hand).
- Using the dough hook attachment, knead for 5 minutes.
- Place dough into a greased bowl and let rise for 30 minutes.
- Shape chunks of dough into golfball-sized balls and place into a greased 9x9 pan.
- Use a pastry brush or paper towel to butter the tops of the dough balls.
- Let rise for 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
- Butter the tops of the rolls again and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
- Buy a crown on Amazon, because you are now dinner royalty.