Sunday, July 31, 2011

Soft Whole Wheat Healthy Dinner Rolls

Sometimes a loaf won't do. I mean sometimes you need the chewy crust of an artisan loaf but with the soft interior and small shape of a roll. Oh, and it should be healthy too, did I mention that? These rolls are the perfect thing. They are easy to make, using only ingredients found in every supermarket. And they are super-healthy as well. Don't be put off by the longish ingredient list. I'll bet you have most of the things already/

Here's What You'll Need:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1/2 cup wheat bran
2 tsp. dry yeast
1/2 Tbs. salt
2 Tbs. sugar
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds
about 1 1/3 cups warm water

Here's What You'll Need To Do:
1. Combine all the dry ingredients (the flours, bran, yeast, salt and sugar) in a large bowl.

2. Add the water and mix to make a shaggy dough. Then remove to a lightly-floured surface and knead the dough for about 10 minutes until smooth and just barely sticky.

3. Place the dough in a lightly-oiled bowl, turn to coat, then cover and place in a warm location until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.

4. Remove the dough to a flat surface and stretch it out into a rectangle. Pour on the seed mixture, close up the dough, letter-fashion, then knead it to evenly distribute the seeds.

5. Form the dough into rolls about 2 oz. (60 g.) each. Cover and let them 'rest' for about 30 minutes.

6. Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C), and bake the rolls for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned and they sound hollow when tapped.

7. Enjoy!!


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  2. My son was signed in when I did that other post. Sorry.
    I would love one or two or three of those rolls.
    They look awesome.

  3. No problem. I sometimes find myself making comments only to be on my daughter's Facebook account. These rolls have the advantage of being both delicious and super healthy. The bran, which doesn't really change the texture is an added bonus providing fiber and B-vitamins. Enjoy!