Last week I was experimenting with the bread dough again. Not so much because I wanted to experiment, but more because of lack of necessary ingredients and being lazy to go to the story at a late hour. I would usually make these kinds of rolls for a party, because they are easy to make, look pretty on the table and taste delicious just warm from the oven. However, there was no party, I just wanted to spoil my family a little, because I had a day off and I felt like baking. Reason enough to do so, don’t you think?! Even with limited ingredients, these turned out far, far better than I thought. My husband said I should write down the recipe so I can make them again. He suggested they would be also excellent as burger buns. So here they are:
Easy Honey-Wheat rolls from scratch
- 3 cups (385 g) all-purpose flour (used King Arthur)
- 1 cup (125 g) wheat flour (used King Arthur)
- 1 ½ TSP salt
- 0.7 oz (20 g) fresh yeast
- 1 ½ cup (350 ml) warm water
- 1/2 cup (115 ml) heavy cream
- 2 TBSP honey
- a bit of cooking oil
- 1 TBSP heavy cream
- Flax and sesame seeds
*** If you are going to make these rolls for dinner, I suggest make the dough in the morning and let it rest until ready to make them. I made my dough at night since I wanted to make the rolls for breakfast.
- Combine all-purpose flour, wheat flour and salt and mix it thoroughly. Combine warm water and cream and dissolve fresh yeast in the liquid.
- Set your mixer on slow and start pouring the liquid into the flour mixture, add honey and now switch to medium speed and knead for about 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle your work surface with a bit of flour and transfer the dough on it. Knead the dough by hand for a minute or two, make it into a ball, brush with a bit of oil, cover and let it rest for several hours, best overnight.
- Prepare a greased large round baking pan.
- Empty the dough on a floured surface and knead it a few times. Weigh the dough and decide how many rolls you need. Cut the dough into desired number of pieces. I weighed mine so they can be a similar size.
- Knead each piece of dough 8-10 times and form a ball. Place all the dough balls into the greased pan, cover lightly and let rise for at least 1 ½ – 2 hours.
- When they have doubled in size, brush them with some heavy cream and sprinkle with flax and sesame seeds.
- Bake at 400 F (200 C) for about 20 minutes or until golden.
All is left is just to enjoy them!