Thursday, April 30, 2009

Honey Wheat Rolls/Sandwich Buns

In an effort to prepare in advance for the bridal shower I am planning, I decided to bake the sandwich rolls and freeze them until the party day.  It was completely simple to throw together if you have a bread machine.  This recipe was recommended by The only hands on work that is necessary is shaping the dough into the rolls or bun sizes of your preference (keeping in mind that they will rise for an hour--doubling in size--and then bake--which will increase their size yet again).  Enjoy!
1 1/4 cups warm milk
egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup honey
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
Select dough cycle; press start.
When dough cycle has finished, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into rolls by pinching and pulling the dough into balls, with smooth side facing up.
Place on lightly greased cookie sheets; cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Alternative: These can be stored after shaping in the refrigerator until ready for rise.
Simply remove from fridge and allow to come to room temperature, which is usually all the additional rising time they need.
They should be approximately double the size after shaping.
Bake as usual. 

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