Homemade Dinner Rolls Made With Wheat & Honey
Homemade dinner rolls made by hand always taste better. Fact. This yummy upgrade made with wheat flour and honey comes together in about 3 hours and is perfect for the holiday table. I decorated mine with a few simple garden ingredients and a dash of pink peppercorns, which we can forage outside our doorstep!
I first tried these dinner rolls with all-purpose flour for Thanksgiving and they were PERFECTION! This wheat version has no sugar, making it a great trade-off and giving more earthy vibes for dinner. Considering we will have prime rib and pasta to accompany, the honey wheat dinner roll was a good choice for us. It’s all about balance!
To make these yummy and wholesome homemade dinner rolls, I have the scoop for you below. A couple of tips – let these wheat rolls rise a little longer than those made with white flour – they are more dense for sure. Also, if you want a really evenly shaped roll, you should roll out each piece and fold it into a ball, then round it out with your hands, placing it seam-side down.
1 cup whole milk warmed
2 1/4 active dry yeast
2 Tablespoons honey split
1 large egg
1/4 cup butter room temp
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups whole wheat flour (AP flour makes these so fluffy and amazing too!)
More butter for drizzling and Malden salt for sprinkling
Combine milk, honey, and yeast. Let sit for about 5 mins covered.
Next add in egg, salt, butter, 1 cup flour. You can mix this in a stand mixer or by hand with a dough hook. Once combined, add the rest of the flour. The dough should be coming away from the sides of the bowl when ready.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 3-4 mins.
Place in a greased bowl, greasing the dough in it first, then let rise on the counter 1-2 hours. Punch down the dough and pull apart 12-14 rolls. Shape and place in greased 9×11 and let rise again under a cloth on the counter for about an hour.
Set oven to 350° and while it heats, butter buns and decorate them. I used my garden parsley, rosemary, and pink peppercorns.
Pop into oven on a low rack for about 20-25 mins, rotating halfway.
Once done, drizzle butter and salt, and enjoy!
I hope you love these homemade dinner rolls as much as we do – they’re so good hot out of the oven or reheated the next day!
For other roll ideas, check out my rosemary biscuits HERE.
For a video tutorial on how I made my Christmas Even Fettuccine Alfredo, check out The Kitchen Garden Society, my monthly membership! I have a full cooking video on making this!