Another bread recipe! Just in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays.
My recipe for Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls will make a tasty accompaniment for any of your holiday meals. They’ll also be excellent for handling the leftovers!
You already know how much I love making bread. This recipe for Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls is no different.
The physical work of kneading and inhaling the musty wheat scent is so therapeutic.
While I do sometimes let the breadmaker or stand mixer do the work for me, I prefer to knead my homemade bread by hand.
I find the making part almost as satisfying as the baking it part. Almost!
I know, I know. You all have heard about my bread obsession plenty of times before.
Although we love bread, we do try to not eat so much of in our home. And when we do eat it, we are working towards making the majority of it ourselves instead of buying it.
One of the biggest complaints I hear about making bread at home is “I don’t have time.”
Making simple bread by hand will take about 20 to 25 minutes out of your day. I bet you spend more time watching television or checking your email.
The majority of breads have five or fewer ingredients. Flour, rising agent and water are the most common three. Salt and a little sugar are in some.
The second complaint is “it’s expensive to make homemade bread.”
You can easily make bread at home for a few cents a loaf using basic store brand ingredients. A bag of flour and yeast will cost you around $4 to $5 dollars and make several loaves of bread.
I prefer using high-quality ingredients so my costs increase. But it’s still cheaper and healthier for me to make bread at home than buy from the local bakery.
Plus, I get to use certified organic, non-GMO and stone-ground flours.
Currently, I’m still using commercial yeast. Eventually, I want to start making my own rising agents and get away from commercial yeast.
I love how these Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls compliment the spicy, sweet, umi flavors of my Chinese Five Spice Shredded Chicken with Carrot, Black Radish and Jalapeno slaw sliders (recipe coming soon).
The rolls use a mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour to bring a little light airiness to the rolls.
It’s really all about your tastes. For certain dishes, I like a lighter more airy bread and for others, the denser heavier textures of whole wheat are awesome.
While best when served fresh, I did notice these rolls need keeping in the fridge if you plan to store them.
I tried leaving them out in a paper bag overnight and they were rock hard the next day. The next time I made them, I stored them in the fridge and they kept just fine.
I’m sure that you’ll really enjoy these rolls. Not only are they easy but they taste so good and are well worth the effort.
More tasty bread choices for the holiday table (or anytime):