Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Whole wheat rolls (TWD: BwJ)

I seem to be in a once-per-month swing with TWD, but such is the busy life of the beginning of the school year. I was happy to see that one of the September recipes was a nice, easy bread. I know bread baking stresses some people out, but it requires so much less attention and thought than some fancy-schmancy dessert; it's just perfect for me for this time of year. :-)

This whole wheat dough was gorgeous and so easy to work with.....I only had 13 ounces of whole wheat flour, so I used white whole wheat for the other 2 ounces required, and I used bread flour for the rest. Using the info at the beginning of the book, I weighed out the flour, using 5 ounces for each cup of flour. The measurements were just perfect; I didn't have to add anything else.

Because I needed to start making school lunches, I decided to make rolls for lunch sandwiches. My little guy is in his first few days of kindergarten. (sniff) I made nine 3 1/2 ounce rolls and then froze the other half of the dough to use some week when I'm too busy to bake.

My kindergartener. (And apparently the only picture I managed to get of this bread.)

Unfortunately, my little guy didn't like the bread. He hates honey with a passion, and could even detect the small amount in this bread. So I ended up making simple white whole wheat buns for his school lunches. But luckily, hubby and I thought the flavor of the bread was outstanding, and hubby happily ate the rest of the buns for his school lunches for the remainder of the week.

Check out the recipe here: Michele from Veggie Num Nums and Teresa of  The Family That Bakes Together


  1. Kids have an uncanny ability to ferret out flavours they don't like. I'm glad you and your husband liked the bread, though! The photo's really cute.

  2. Adorable photo! Even if he didn't care for the bread.

    This was such a wonderful dough to work with and make delicious bread.

    I didn't know about the info at the beginning of the book. I'll have to check it out.

  3. Awww - kindergarten. Such a sweet time. Enjoy!

    My eldest went away to college this year and her sister is a Senior. Time flies by too fast!

  4. I would love a ham and cheese sandwich on a whole wheat bun for lunch. Sounds yummy.

  5. Rolls-what a good idea! Good thing you liked them. Kids can be unpredictable. We all liked this one.

  6. Amazing that kids can detect the smallest things. Husbands are good to have around! I'm lucky in that mine will eat anything I put in front of him. :)

  7. You're still doing better than me--I've only made a handful of the BwJ recipes so far. I'm with A; I'm not a fan of honey. I usually sub golden syrup for it in bread recipes. I'm glad you posted this one even with the one picture. I haven't been posting much lately due to lack of pictures; I need to get over that.

  8. Looks great...and the rolls look nice, too. Augie is just growing leaps and bounds, gone is that little guy...full speed ahead. I know of what I speak. Sigh.