Well, my husband is in, which is more the point. The terms "whole wheat" and "honey" don't do anything for me, but I do try to keep my honey happy. (Yes, I just made myself giggle. Admit it. You think I'm funny, too.)
I was a little bit nervous, seeing that this calls for only wheat flour. Very, very rarely will I do anything with wheat flour without also using regular all-purpose flour. If the wheat is too dominant, I am not fond of the taste or texture. But, I decided to give this one a try, thinking that the honey would sweeten it up a bit.
And, it did. A bit. The wheat was still too strong for me, and even Nate wanted some changes made. Ironically, he thought they were too sweet, in addition to being too dense & wheaty. Gabriel thought they were amazing, but he doesn't turn his nose up at much. (Maybe I am doing something right as a parent....)
I think that, next time (and there will be a next time), I will decrease the wheat and add some all-purpose flour. Maybe 50/50? However, if you like wheat & honey, I would still recommend trying these rolls as-is.
Now that I've told you what I would change about this recipe, I should probably bring up the things I LOVED about this recipe. One, could this get any easier?? That's always a big plus. Two, I liked that there is a bit of sweetness. They aren't overly sweet, but the honey adds just enough for this girl.
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Have to apologize for the picture.... I took 5 or so, and of course they were all blurry. My photography is atrocious.... Can I blame in on my camera? Sorry!!!
One Hour Whole Wheat Honey Rolls
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons dry active yeast
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon honey, divided
- ⅓ cup + 4 tablespoons melted butter, divided
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 3 - 3 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- In a large bowl, mix together water, yeast, and ¼ cup honey. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes.
- Add ⅓ cup melted butter, salt, and egg. Gradually stir in the flour. The dough will be sticky but manageable. Cover the bowl of dough with a towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- Shape dough into 12-16 balls. Place the balls so that they don’t touch each other on a buttered cookie sheet. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
- Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes.
- Brush tops of rolls with a mixture of remaining butter and honey.
Source (for original): Heavenly Homemakers