In my opinion, every meal needs bread.
When it comes to eating out, the bread basket can make or break a restaurant.
If you serve me cold, stale bread with no olive oil (or butter or something), I’m not going to be happy.
On the other hand, if you serve me some bread that knocks my socks off (like hot cornbread), It’s likely that I’ll be back.
I’ve mentioned this several times before, but I’m not a baker.
The art and science of precisely measuring ingredients really stresses me out. This is why I bake approximately twice a year.
Even though my baking skills are sub-par, these rolls were delicious!
Because of the addition of the whole wheat flour, these rolls are super nutty, healthy, and satisfying. Trust me, they don’t taste healthy!
Honey-Wheat Dinner Rolls
- 3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 package instant yeast
- 2 TBSP honey
- 3/4 cups warm water
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the honey and water and stir until honey is dissolved.
- Add the yeast and let stand until foamy.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
- Once the yeast mixture is foamy, add the oil and milk. Stir to combine thoroughly.
- Add the flour to the liquid mixture. Stir with a spoon until the mixture gets too thick. Once it does, get your hands in there and start kneading.
- Knead for about 5 minutes. The dough should be firm and smooth. If it is too sticky, add a little more flour. If the dough is too dry, add a little more water.
- Coat the ball of dough in olive oil, cover with a towel, and let rise for about an hour.
- Divide the dough into 12 balls.
- Place the balls on an oiled cookie sheet, cover with a towel, and let rise for an additional hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- If you would like to sprinkle your rolls with any seeds or toppings, now is the time.
- Bake rolls for approximately 40-50 minutes. They should should be golden brown and crusty on the outside.
- Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. We actually couldn’t wait and split one to "sample".
Are you a bread person?
Please tell me yes.