Tuesday, December 20, 2011

::From Our Kitchen::

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe 
I'm always on the lookout for new delicious looking recipes, and am excited to make them and find out they taste delicious too! The following recipe is for Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls and is supremely good...


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, shortening, salt, eggs and whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into four pieces. Shape each into 12 balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 11-15 minutes or until browned. Remove from pans to wire racks and butter tops.
    Nutritional Analysis: 1 roll equals 89 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Now for the spiced roll version of this recipe!...Amidst the busyness of getting dinner on the table for my hungry family [smile], I forgot to take a picture of the rolls (hence the picture from TOH), but I also made spiced rolls with these. I did them pretty much the same way I do cinnamon rolls, just using 3 parts nutmeg, allspice, and ground cloves instead of cinnamon. Then I let them rise and baked them according to the regular rolls recipe, the only difference being they took a little longer to bake. They were delicious too!

Maybe by reading this post I got some of y'all motivated to get your hands in some bread dough...I know your family will love it and these spice rolls sure a delicious for breakfast with some oatmeal! [smile] Enjoy!

"She looketh well unto the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness."

1 comment:

grammie said...

They both look yummy, Sugar!