I am so excited to have this guest post from one of my favorite food bloggers, Lynn from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. I have to say I have never tried a recipe of hers that we didn’t love!
Making bread at home is healthier and more frugal then buying it. I have always enjoyed making bread and rolls, but I did not always do it. I have used the excuse that I did not have enough time, but I think it was more like I did not make the time. Since we avoid most packaged and processed foods now I am trying to make all my own bread and rolls.
This recipe is one that I made many times before, but I have recently adapted it to make them healthier using whole wheat. They are a nice roll and leftover ones make great sandwiches. They are a little chewy like French bread which gives them a little different texture than your average roll. These also hold up well for a few days. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do.
Whole Wheat French Bread Rolls
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups bread flour
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar.
- Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
- To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups flour.
- Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
- Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat.
- Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
- Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
- Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces, and form into round balls.
- Place on lightly greased baking sheets at least 2 inches apart.
- Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown
Lynn is a stay at home mom. She has been married for 14 years and has three kids. She loves to cook and try new recipes. You can follow her cooking adventures at LynnsKitchenAdventures.com.
More Homemade Bread Recipes to Try:
- Homemade Bagels
- Homemade English Muffins
- Homemade Sweet Cornbread (Whole Wheat)
- Homemade Sweet Whole Wheat Bread
- Homemade Tortillas
- Homemade Yeast Cinnamon Rolls