Whole Wheat Soft Dinner Rolls

READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
YIELD: 12 rolls




  • Heat the butter until it is almost melted and set aside.
  • Grease the inside of a 10x 15 inch pan or a large baking sheet, including the rims.
  • Measure the water. Use an insta-read thermometer to get the temperature right.
  • Place the bread flour and the yeast in the bowl of your stand-type mixer equipped with a dough hook. Turn the mixer on for a couple of bursts to disperse the yeast. Add the water and mix for 30 to 60 seconds.
  • In another bowl, mix the whole wheat flour with the salt, sugar, dry milk, and dough conditioner. Add this mixture to the wet mixture along with the melted butter.
  • Knead with the dough hook on medium speed for 4 minutes or until the gluten is well-developed.
  • Grease a large mixing bowl. Turn the dough into the large mixing bowl and turn once to grease both sides of the dough ball. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it aside to rise. It should double in size in about 45 minutes. If it has not, let it rest longer.
  • Divide the dough into balls about 2 inches in diameter. Place the balls on the greased pan about 1/2 inch apart. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise again. They should be double in size in about 45 minutes. Let them rise until they are very puffy. If they start to blister, poke the blister with a toothpick and place the rolls in the oven.
  • Bake at 350* for about 25 minutes or until the tops are browned and the internal temperature is 190*. Remove from the oven. After a few minutes, remove the rolls from the baking pan and place on a wire rack to cool. Serve warm.