Making a whole grain roll that is also light and fluffy like a white flour roll is sometimes tricky. Here is a great recipe that I made yesterday using whole wheat and millet flour. I added a few cups of white and made sure the dough was good and sticky. The saying goes...."The stickier the dough, the lighter the roll." So, when the dough is just barely pulling from the side, it is ready. It should be tacky to the touch. These were quite tasty especially when served warm with Cinnamon Honey Butter. The recipe made a huge batch which gave me 24 clover leaf rolls, 24 regular rolls and a big loaf of cinnamon swirl bread which was also delicious and rose beautifully. You can add any type of grain with this bread just make sure that the majority is wheat. I used about 1 1/2 cups of millet which I just grind right with my wheat ( to learn about millet, read my blog entry on January 31st) . Try them out.
Light and Fluffy Dinner Rolls
from the Healthy Recipes cookbook from Shar's
In Bosch or other mixer with dough hook place:
4 cups warm water
1/2 cup powdered milk
3 T. Yeast
1/2 C. Honey
2 T. dough enhancer
1/2 C. applesauce
1/3 C oil
4 C. freshly ground whole wheat flour
Mix thoroughly on speed 1 for 15 seconds. Cover and let sit for 10 min. until bubbly.
1 T. salt
enough flour to clean sides of bowl, 7-9 cups
Knead on speed 1 for 4 minutes. Dough should be soft and manageable, a little sticky. If too stiff, sprinkle a little water on top and mix.Oil hands and shape immediately into rolls or bread. Let rise until double. For rolls, bake at 350 for 12-18 minutes depending on shape. For bread, about 30 - 34 minutes.
Cinnamon Honey Butter
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Beat until light and fluffy.
I served the rolls up with the Ginger Lime Sirloin from Sister's Cafe (yum), Garlic roasted mashed potatoes with the skins on and the Strawberry spinach salad from my blog. Great dinner. I have also tried the Spinach and Chicken stuffed shells from Sister's Cafe last week and they were a hit. The kids all asked for seconds. I made half the recipe and it was a full pan.
FYI: For any interested, Shar's has the Cadillac Pressure Cooker pan on sale this month for $299. That is a great price and it is my favorite pressure cooker. I just can't live without mine. I had my potatoes done in 5 minutes.