This was fantastic. I'd given up on wheat bread because every attempt came out too heavy or dense, but these are amazing. I used the shortening and sugar instead of honey and butter, and I brushed a little melted butter over them before and after baking. I adapted the directions a bit to use my Kitchenaid. Using the mixer, and with my kitchen being so dry this winter, I did not use all the flour called for. I'd say I used about 1/2 cup less, and I let the dough hook knead for about 5 min. I also used about a 1/2 tbsp more gluten than stated. I did put them into 2 round cake pans, but I shaped them into 4 rolls for each pan for hamburger buns. This dough was very easy to work with, and I'd recommend this recipe to anyone who has been hesitant about the taste and texture of whole wheat. I'll be making some more tomorrow, I'm sure these won't last long at all.
Fabulous. I tried these out and they were great. Put half of the rolls unrisen and unbaked in the freezer. A few days later I let them thaw for 2 hours and then baked as normal - they were even better than the first day! What a rise!! Amazing. Thank you!
These were amazing! I loved them, the kids chowed down, DH raved. I did follow amyelice's adaptions for making them by hand, and then following our family's own food issues, I subbed olive oil for the shortening and whole grain spelt flour for the wheat. I also did not have gluten, so while these rose, they didn't "puff" on top. I plan to get them and try again. They were still delicious without it though! I plan on making them for Thanksgiving, even for the "white flour people" :) Updated to add: Have sicne started using gluten and it helps it hold together much better. (Though without gluten and making by hand, I found I got a better rise by increasing the first rise time). Also, I like to double the recipe and put it in a 9x13 to make 2 nice loaves of bread. A staple in our house!
These are the fluffiest whole wheat rolls I've ever made -- so good! I used butter, and added 3 tablespoons of powdered milk. I've just had one hot from the oven and it's amazing; I'm officially tossing my other whole wheat roll recipes. Thanks a million!
This is absolutely the best recipe for bread, rolls and buns! I've been grinding my own whole grains for over 10 years and this is the best recipe I've found. I make 24 rolls or 12 buns (bake at 375 for 16 minutes), and they both freeze great. I thaw them and then heat in a 350 oven for 5 minutes. When I make a loaf, baking at 375 for 25 minutes is perfect for my oven. The only adjustment I made is 4 TBS olive oil and 4 TBS honey in place of the shortening and sugar, and the flavor and texture is perfect for us. Thank you Sweet Baboo! I can understand why you got that name!
Wow! These buns are absolutely delicious. I use the butter and honey options, and for the vinegar I use apple cider vinegar. I live in Canada, so I just use regular 100% whole wheat flour and leave out the gluten. The buns are very light and buttery tasting. Best whole wheat buns ever! I now make these almost on a weekly basis. Usually I make about a dozen kaiser size buns for bunwiches. I have also made the two trays of nine for dinner buns. Even my white bread lovin boyfriend loves them. Thank you so much for sharing!!
Great... so glad to find a great whole wheat bun recipe. It's easy and delicious. I find it challenging to find fresh whole wheat rolls and when I do, they are pricey. Now I can make them easily at home. Thanks a bunch!
Even my daughter who doesn't like whole-wheat rolls loved these.
Thank you for an excellent recipe!! I made these buns and my kids gobbled them up! I did have to add a little bit of water in the begining as it seemed too dry, other than that it was perfect!
I have only ever made a loaf directly in my bread machine so I had no idea what to do with the rolls; I wish the directions were a bit more descriptive. But, they came out pretty well, a bit dense on the bottom, I'm sure I probably did something wrong never having worked with doughy things before. Nice to have more WW recipes around for the bread machine, thanks for sharing.