Around my house, I always try to make my breads whole grain. I am a buzzkill like that. My kids still always catch me when I try to sneak a treat when I should be eating breakfast though, and I usually share. When I am caught red handed that is. So, my whole grain yeasted obsession makes up for that right?
I am happy with my thought process.
One day I asked my husband white or wheat, when I was making dinner rolls. And, of course an instant white came out. So, from time to time, I skip my, “I am awesome cuz we eat whole grain everything,” kick and I make the man white rolls.
He loves it.
The kids love it.
So it happens. I find these rolls to be fluffy, slightly sweet, and if I had to compare I would say, a less sweet version of the Hawaiian ones in the orange packaging at the grocery store.
*One side note with making yeasted treats is to start by adding a cup less flour. Slowly add the rest of your flour until your dough can be tapped quickly with your finger without sticking. If you can’t, your bread won’t hold its form and rise properly. On the other hand, you don’t want to be able to full on grab the dough. If you can do that, your rolls will probably be on the dense side.
Fluffy White Dinner Rolls
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons sugar agave, or honey
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 3-4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid rise bread machine, or instant yeast
By Hand or Mixer:
Mix the water, oil, agave/honey/sugar. Add half of flour, yeast, and salt. (If you are using dry yeast and non-instant, mix yeast with liquids and let sit for 5-10 minutes before adding flour and salt.) Slowly add the rest of the flour as needed and continue to knead by hand or mixer for 5 to 7 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover with towel and let rise for 1 hr.
Cut dough into twelve equal balls. Roll the balls into circles, drop into 9 x 13 glass pan. Let rise, covered with a cloth, until doubled.
Bake at 350 for 16-20 minutes or until lightly golden on top. Brush with butter and remove from pan. Allow to cool for a few minutes before eating.
For Bread Machine:
Add the water, oil, agave/honey/sugar. Cover with flour. On top of flour place salt and yeast.. Turn mixer on dough cycle.
Check your dough once it has incorporated all the flour.* If needed, add more flour and let dough finish cycle.
When making yeasted treats, start by adding a cup less flour than the recipe calls for. Slowly add the rest of your flour until your dough can be tapped quickly with your finger without sticking. If you can’t, your bread won’t hold its form and rise properly. On the other hand, you don’t want to be able to full on grab the dough. If you can do that, your rolls will probably be on the dense side.
Some other great roll recipes: