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Honey Wheat Rolls
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Honey Wheat Rolls (Bread Machine)

One of my absolute favorite things to make is bread and rolls. The fact that one can add a little bit of salt and yeast to what I used as paste when I as a kid is totally captivating. I don’t think that there is a time when I don’t marvel at the magical powers of yeast.
Prep Time3 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 Rolls
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons (9 ounces) filtered water (See Tip 1)
  • 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons, 3 ounces) honey (See Tip 2)
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 Tablespoons vital wheat gluten
  • 1 Tablespoon dry powdered milk
  • 1 2/3 cups (230 g, 8.1 ounces) unbleached bread flour
  • 1 1/4 cups (140 g, 5 ounces) whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast


  • Add the ingredients to the pan of the bread machine in the order listed. Program the machine for the dough cycle, and press start. When the dough cycle has finished, transfer the finished dough to a floured surface.
  • Using either a pizza cutter or a dough scrapper, cut the dough into 2.5-ounce pieces. Form each piece into a ball and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Using floured fingertips, flatten each piece until it is about 1/2-inch thick. Allow to rise, covered with a baking sheet, in a warm place until tripled in size, about 3 hours. (See Tips 3 and 4)
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake covered for 10 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven; transfer to wire rack to cool. Yield 10 honey wheat rolls.


  1. I always use filtered water when making bread. The reason is that the chlorine in tap water can retard the growth of yeast. In addition, I always weigh the ingredients to ensure a consistent product!
  2. Because honey is so sticky, I find it so much easier to put the bread machine pan on a kitchen scale, zero the weight and add the honey that way.
  3. To create the perfect environment for rising, turn on electric oven for 1 minute and 45 seconds. This is a trick that I learned from Julia Child.
  4. I like to give my rolls plenty of time to increase in volume as they rise. Therefore, I prefer the triple in volume rise to the normal double in volume rise.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg