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First, this recipe is definitely a compromise.  It’s the holidays, and we’ll be with family members who are used to the pre-packaged foods.  This is a great compromise between totally “real food” (i.e. sprouted/soaked whole grains) and yucky processed versions.  It honestly takes quite a lot like a packaged white bread, yet, the ingredients are fairly nourishing.  Certainly much more so than that package!  (Truthfully I buy about 5 lbs. of white flour per year and just call it good.  That tiny amount isn’t going to kill us.)

These are also super easy, so this might be a recipe you could pass along to someone who’s not so sure they are ready to “make their own” yet.  It’s a yeasted bread, yet it requires no proofing of the yeast — just dump, stir, knead, and go.  A mixer can even do all the work for you!  (And probably a bread machine, too.)

So, try it out, save it for a special treat.  These could be dinner rolls, hamburger buns, or even loaves of bread.  I know I’ll be baking some this weekend when we’re having dinner with family, so that we can all enjoy the bread!

This would also work great as a mix.  Keep the dry ingredients mixed up in your pantry, then toss a bag into the bowl of a mixer with the wet ingredients any time you need rolls!  Since they don’t need to be soaked (white flour doesn’t have phytic acid, because that is found in the bran), you only have to plan a couple hours in advance, not a whole day.

Ingredients:

  • 3 c. unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 tsp. yeast
  • ¼ c. sucanat
  • ½ c. butter, melted
  • 1 c. milk, warm
  • 1 egg

Directions:

In a large glass bowl, or the bowl of a mixer, add all the dry ingredients.

Stir them together.

Melt the butter and add it.

Add the egg.

Add the milk.

Stir together until it forms a ball of dough.  It will be shaggy and maybe a bit sticky.

Turn it out onto a floured surface.

Knead for 10 minutes, until smooth.  Alternately, allow the mixer to run on low with a dough hook for 10 minutes, until smooth (you may add a slight amount of extra flour as this is happening).

Allow the dough to rise in a warm place until doubled, about one hour.  Then, punch it down and divide it into 24 small balls.  Shape into rolls and place in a greased baking dish (9×13 should be right) so they are slightly spread apart.

Let rise for about an hour, until doubled.  The rolls should now be touching.  (I don’t have a good picture of this because I accidentally let mine way over proof and they were like one amorphous mass.)

Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 min. until the tops are golden brown.  Makes 24 rolls.

What’s your favorite topping for dinner rolls?


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Kate is wife to Ben and mommy to Bekah (5), Daniel (4), Jacob (2), and Nathan (born March 2013). She is passionate about God, health, and food. She has written 7 cookbooks and a book entitled A Practical Guide to Children's Health. When she's not blogging, she's in the kitchen, sewing, or homeschooling her children. You can also find her as a contributor at Keeper of the Home.

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  1. Perfect! I'm pinning this so I remember to make these:) Yummo! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas:)

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