Bread Machine Whole Wheat Rolls
Let your bread machine do the work for you!
3/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 cup all purpose, unbleached flour
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten (optional)
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
First: Add ingredients to bread machine in order listed.
Second: Set for dough cycle and start. After 5-7 minutes, lift lid and check on the dough. If too wet (sticking to all sides) add flour 1 spoonful at a time until dough begins to hold its shape. If too dry, (bouncing against the sides) add water 1 spoonful at a time until dough sticks to one side at a time. (See this picture tutorial if you are new to using a bread machine.) Can’t stress enough the importance of checking dough soon after machine is started. Weather conditions can make a huge difference and can’t be predicted. Experience is the best teacher with bread dough.
Third: When dough cycle is complete, remove from pan. Shape into balls depending on the final use.
For dinner rolls: make small balls and place them 2 or 3 each into a cupcake pan, or fill 2 8-inch or 9-inch pans (round or square) with balls, varying the size to your preference.
If you make the balls larger, they are good for sliders or little sandwiches.
Fourth: Cover pans with clean tea towels (not terrycloth) and place in warm place to rise until double. This may take 30 minutes to an hour depending on the ambient temperature.
Fifth: Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown–about 10-12 minutes. Optional: Brush rolls with butter after removing from the oven.