Monday, September 12, 2011

some things, including rolls

It seems like every Sunday I find myself making a batch of rolls for dinner at Mike's parents' house. I don't mind one bit because I don't think there is anything more delicious than a homemade roll straight from the oven. I thought I'd share the recipe below in case you'd like to try them, too.

Leslie is finally home from England (she stayed for almost a week longer than I did) and has started posting about her trip on her family blog. If you'd like to see more photos from Julianne's wedding, or more England scenery, check it out.

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Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls, from The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook

2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour (I use white whole wheat)
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons SAF yeast, or 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

1. Place all the ingredients in the pan according to the order in the manufacturer's instructions. Program for the Dough cycle; press start.

2. Grease a 9x13 inch pan. When the cycle is finished, remove dough from the machine. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half, then roll each half into a 2 to 3 inch cylinder. With a metal dough scraper or a chef's knife, cut the cylinder into 8 equal portions. (8 equal portions makes a very generous sized roll. Sometimes I divide each cylinder into 12 portions instead.) Repeat with the second cylinder. Shape each portion like a miniature load by patting it into an oval, then rolling up from a short side. Place the rolls in the pan with their long sides touching. Brush with melted butter (about 2 or 3 tablespoons), cover loosely, and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

4. Place pan in the center of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. (Mine are usually done after about 18-20 minutes.) Remove from the pan and let cool on a rack. Serve warm.


  1. I'm trying these tonight!! Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Thanks for posting these Stephanie. I'm not good at baking rolls but I'm going to try these. Have you ever tried substituting Greek yogurt for the sour cream?

  3. I love when you share recipes. They are always terrific. Thank you!

  4. I can't wait to try these, thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Just wanted to you know these rolls are our families new favorite. We have made them a bunch, including today, thanksgiving. We spent 3 thanksgivings ago with Leslie and her family in Houston. Hope you don't mind my following your blog now.


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