Monday, April 16, 2012

Baking Rolls

O Wise One smoked a ham for Easter and with lots of ham leftover I made rolls not only to take  for our Easter celebration but also a batch at home for leftover ham sliders the next day or so. They were great split with some sliced ham and cheese.

Honey Wheat Rolls

2 Tablespoons yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar or honey
1 cup warm milk
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
4 cups flour ( I used all purpose)
1 Tablespoon sea salt

Mix together 2 Tablespoons yeast with warm water. I add a Tablespoon of the sugar to proof my yeast and a pinch of ginger. Allow this to sit for 10 minutes to bloom.

In a separate bowl mix together 3 eggs, 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup sugar (minus 1 Tablespoon that we added to yeast and water).  

Warm 1 cup milk in microwave until just warm to touch. 

Add egg mixture and warm milk to yeast and water mixture and mix well.

Add 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and mix well. Gradually continue adding regular flour 1 cup at a time until dough pulls together. Knead for 6 minutes.

Allow to rise for 2 to 3 hours until doubled in size. 

Punch down and form into 35 balls about the size of a ping pong ball. Place on large baking sheet and cover with clean dish towel and allow to rise for about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 while rolls are in final rise.

Mix 1 egg white and 1 Tablespoon milk or cream and apply to top pf rolls to help with browning. 

Bake in 400 degree oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

I brush my hot rolls with real butter and sprinkle with sea salt.  

Buttermilk, Honey,  Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread


When proofing or blooming your yeast always add just a pinch of ground ginger to the water, yeast, sugar combination. This will help you to get a nice fluffy rise if your yeast is good and the temperature is right. You'll never taste the ginger. 

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. Great tip! I have never heard of adding ginger to help the yeast. Your bread looks so tasty; maybe I should knead up a few pans today:)

  2. I was just thinking about wanting to make rolls this morning and there was your post. They look yummy. Also, what a great tip about the ginger - I'm going to give it a try.

  3. Thanks for sharing your recipe and tip.

  4. Everything looks wonderful as always, CQ. :o)

    So you get 2 loaves of bread and the rolls also? Or do you make double when you want to do rolls and bread?
    Thanks again for sharing your knowledge with us. :o)

    1. The recipe will make a large pan of rolls. The bread is a different recipe. Hugs


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