Saturday, December 4, 2010

Light Wheat Rolls

On Thanksgiving I made two types of rolls. One was an herb and onion dinner roll recipe and the other was this gem of a recipe. I unfortunately won't be posting the herb and onion ones because my picture came out pretty bad and I don't want to poorly represent them.... I guess I'll just have to remake them, such a shame... not! I'm secretly excited that I have a reason to remake those yummy rolls.

Anyway, as always, I've gotten off topic. These light wheat rolls were my best experience with yeast to date. They just rose perfectly, tasted nice and light with a subtly wheat taste... overall, perfect. I also am a sucker for pretty things and I loved how pretty they looked all swirled up. Best of all these aren't bad for you- so you can eat like 10 of them! Or not... but it is the holiday season, so I won't judge.

Source: All Recipes


  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix sugar, salt, 1/4 cup melted butter, egg, and whole wheat flour into yeast mixture. Stir in all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough, cover, and let rise in warm place until doubled again, about 30 minutes.
  4. Grease 2 dozen muffin cups. Punch down dough, and divide into two equal portions. Roll each into a 6x14 inch rectangle, and cut rectangle into twelve 7x1 inch strips. Roll strips up into spirals, and place into muffin cups. Brush tops with melted butter. Let rise uncovered in a warm place 40 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and brush again with melted butter.


  1. I've made these rolls before and they really are good. The sugar makes them nice a sweet :)