Sunday, July 31, 2011
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.