Honey Wheat Rolls (Using Bread Machine)

I think the best dough I ever make is in the bread machine.  It gets the temperature just right and kneads perfectly.  Plus… well it’s less work for me!  These rolls can be made large for sandwich buns or small for dinner rolls.  They contain whole wheat and honey for the sweetener and no high fructose corn syrup or the millions of other ingredients the manufacturers include in what should be a simple loaf of bread.  I LOVE them with honey butter on top all melted and gooey.  You can freeze these as well – just thaw at room temperature.

Honey Wheat Rolls
yields 12 large sandwich size rolls or 24 small dinner size rolls

1 1/4 cups warm milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup honey
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast

1.  Place the ingredients into your bread machine according to its directions.  My Oster brand bread machine has me add all the wet ingredients (basically everything but the flour) first.  Then, pile on the flour into a heap.  Poke a hole in the heap of flour and add the yeast into the hole.  Put on the “Dough” cycle.

2.  You can tear the dough apart for the rolls.  You can roll it and use a pizza cutter.   Place your rolls on a greased cookie sheet and let rise for 1 hour.

3.  Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes for large rolls.  Bake 7-10 minutes for small rolls.

4.  Brush with melted butter when finished.

Honey Butter

1 stick butter (4oz.)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix together and serve with rolls.
For a large quantity, Alton Brown has an awesome recipe here for Honey Butter.

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