How to Make Homemade Rolls

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In order to make homemade dinner rolls, start with 3 cups of whole wheat flower, add a tablespoon of salt, add two packages of yeast and add a third cup of honey. Find out how to finish the mixture, and how to knead the dough for homemade rolls with help from a private chef and caterer in this free video on snack recipes.

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Hi, I'm Merrilee, and today I'm going to show you how to make homemade dinner rolls. First we're starting with three cups of whole wheat flour, then I'm going to add a tablespoon of salt, I'm going to add two packages of yeast, active dry yeast, which is the equivalent of one and a half tablespoons. We're also going to add a third of a cup of honey. And today I'm using my Bosch mixer, but you can do all this by hand if you desire, or if you don't have a mixer. Quarter of a cup of shortening of your choice. What we're going to do is we're going to turn the mixer on, and we're going to blend this all very quickly together, and then I'm going to add some water to it. So just beat it for, until it's well blended. Now I'm going to add two and a quarter cups of very warm water. And again, mix it until it's blended probably, doesn't take very long, says mix for about a minute, but it usually doesn't take that long to mix it all up. And that's about it. Take off these particular beaters, because these are good for mixing. We'll put in the dough hook. We're going to add three to four cups of white flour, although basically what you just want to do is add enough flour to where the dough becomes workable with out sticking to your hands so much. Put the lid on. A little bit more flour. Now it's become where it's not going to be real sticky. Just pull this off, going to put it on the counter. We're going to kneed it until it's smooth and elastic, then we're going to put it in this greased bowl, and let it raise for an hour, or until it's doubled. So I'm going to continue kneading this until it's smooth and elastic, then we'll put it in the bowl, and we'll go to raise it. I've just taken this bowl of dough that's been raising for about an hour of of a warmed oven. Now it's time to punch it down, make it in to rolls, put them in the pan, and put them up for their second rise. Once you punch down the dough and get all of the air out, then it's time to get about, oh, I don't know, three tablespoons were full, and you just form it in to a ball in your hands, and place it in the pan. We're just going to continue doing this until the pan is full. I'll put it back in a warmed oven for about another thirty minutes, and then they'll be ready to bake. After forming our rolls and putting them through the second rise for about thirty minutes, we pre-heated the oven to four hundred, and we baked our rolls for about fifteen minutes. And as you can see, they're beautifully browned, and they sound hollow, which is the tell tale sign that they are complete. So now all you need is a nice stick of butter, a butter knife and a plate, and sit down and enjoy your homemade rolls.


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