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 and 1/4 cups warm milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup honey
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 and 1/2 cups bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 and 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.
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.
I made these rolls one night and my husband (who describes everything he eats as “fine”) couldn’t stop talking about how good they were! I was short on honey and made up the difference with molasses- they were delicious and the texture was perfect! I’m wondering if you’ve ever made a loaf of bread out of this recipe or if you think it could work that way?
Whisk Together says
Molasses instead of honey – what a great idea! Thanks for the tip.
I have never made a loaf out of it. Sounds good though. Let me know if you try!