These lightly sweetened rolls are a big hit at holiday dinners. They are made with freshly milled flour to retain the nutrition of whole wheat without sacrificing any taste or texture. This recipe is vegan, but you can use cow’s milk, eggs, and butter if that is what you have available.

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Basic Rolls
These rolls are lightly sweet and reminiscent of King’s Hawaiian rolls. I like to use freshly milled organic hard white wheat.
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Dough: In a small saucepan over low heat, heat milk and butter until butter melts.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine warmed milk mixture, agave syrup, vegan egg and salt. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until a thick batter forms. Sprinkle yeast overtop and continue mixing. While mixing, gradually add just enough of the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time to form a soft dough.
  3. Knead dough until smooth and elastic, 5 - 6 minutes and until it passes the windowpane test. Let rise in a warm place for one hour.
  4. Punch down dough and turn out onto a lightly floured or oiled surface. Divide into 16 - 18 equal portions and shape as desired.
  5. Rolls: Arrange rolls side by side in prepared baking dish (13 x 9 baking pan). Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.
  6. While rolls are still rising, preheat oven to 400ºF.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes, until golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of a roll registers 185º to 190º F. Server warm or transfer rolls to a wire rack to cool.