Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wheat Bran Dinner Rolls

This roll recipe has been a favorite in our home for many years.  My children devour these rolls at meal time and enjoy eating the rolls as a snack.  It is one of those "go-to" recipes for me.  The wheat bran seems to give the rolls a more appealing flavor.

Wheat Bran Dinner Rolls
Adapted from Hodgson Mill recipe

1 package or 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
½ cup warm water
½ cup boiling water
½ cup shortening, butter or combination of both
 1/3 cup sugar
½ cup wheat bran
¾ teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Add yeast to ½ cup warm water; stir to dissolve and let stand 5 minutes.  In a large bowl, pour boiling water over shortening or butter; stir in sugar, wheat bran and salt.  Cool to lukewarm.  Beat egg and add to dissolved yeast.  Mix well.  Stir in flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well.  Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead about 5 minutes.  Place in greased bowl and cover with damp cloth.  Allow dough to rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 ½ hours.

Punch down.  Divide into 12 equal portions for rolls.  Place on lightly greased baking sheet.  Let rest for 10 minutes.  

Bake until golden or bottom is slightly browned, about 12 minutes.


  1. This is something totaly new to me and I really should give it a go. Thanks for sharing this. Yours looks divine.

  2. Love your delicious and healthy dinner rolls. Would not feel guilty to eat 2 or 3 of them. I love home made rolls, and breads...doesn't everybody?

  3. These really are lovely. This is the kind of recipe that will convince more folks to try whole wheat bakery goods. I love the addition of what germ that you've included in your recipe. I'll wager these are delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. I bake bread from time to time, but I never seem to make rolls. I should though. Yours look great!

  5. I love the addition of wheat bran and whole wheat flour in your dinner roll recipe. Not only delicious but healthy for you.

    Anna's Table

  6. Wow, they look so appetising and so neatly done. Have a nice day.

  7. These rolls do look wonderful . . . and don't even scare a yeast-challenged baker like myself. I loved visiting your site; lots of good stuff to try. And thanks for visiting me; I hope you try my sour cream twists. I'll be back!

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