It's HUMP DAY! That commercial drives me crazy yet it is oddly addictive at the same time. I'm weird like that.
I know most of you can agree that when it comes to dinner, the easier the better. All I want to do at the end of the day is sit down and relax for a minute. But dinner must be made first! I had a huge craving for dinner rolls the other night. Honey wheat rolls to be exact. The problem was that I had already started dinner (chili) so I didn't have hours and hours to wait for bread to rise.
I couldn't believe it when I saw this recipe and realized that it only took less than an hour to make. I HAD to try them. The result? One of the quickest, tastiest dinner rolls I've ever made. I'm IN LOVE with this recipe! I can't say enough nice things about it. I've also had leftover rolls in a zip top bag in my refrigerator for several days and each time I want one I just grab it and put it in the microwave for about 20 seconds and it's still delicious. Why can't all yeast bread recipes be this easy?
Do yourself a favor and whip some homemade dinner rolls up tonight. You will be so happy you did!
Honey Wheat Dinner Rolls
Recipe from Jamie Cooks it Up
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup hot milk
- 3/4 cup hot water
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 Tbsp butter, softened
- 1 Tbsp yeast (I used active dry)
- Preheat the oven to 170º
- In the bowl of your stand mixer (using the dough hook) add 2 cups of wheat flour and 1 cup of white flour, 1/4 cup of honey and the heated milk (heat 3/4 cup of milk in the microwave for 1-2 minutes). Add the heated water (water should be hot but not burn your hand).
- Add the salt and softened butter. Turn the mixer on low and blend for about 1 minute.
- Add the yeast and mix for about 30 seconds.
- While the mixer is on, add 1 more cup of white flour.
- Let the mixer mix for about 1 minute, the dough should begin to pull away from the sides of the bowl. If the dough remains sticky, you can add more flour (up to 1/2 cup). Once the dough is the right consistency you can turn the mixer up to medium and mix for 5 minutes.
- Coat the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch dish with some softened butter or cooking spray.
- Dump the dough into the middle of the pan.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 16 equal pieces.
- Roll each piece into a ball and place in the pan.
- Place the pan in the warm oven and let rise for about 15 minutes or until doubled in size.
- Leave the pan in the oven and raise the temperature to 350º
- Bake until the rolls are golden brown on top, mine took about 25 minutes but Jamie's (from the link above) only took 13 minutes so check them often.
- Remove from the oven and brush some butter over the tops. Salted butter works best I think.
- Allow to rest for 5 minutes in the pan and then enjoy!