Thursday, August 19, 2010

Farmhouse Rolls

We made these for Thanksgiving dinner and they turned out so light and fluffy! We couldn't stop eating them!

Makes 16, serves 8

  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free butter
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp. rapid-rise yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat or spelt flour
  • 2 Tbs. dairy-free butter, melted


  1. Pour boiling water over shortening in large bowl; let stand until lukewarm.
  2. Using wooden spoon, beat egg, honey, salt and 1/2 cup flour into butter. Beat in yeast until blended.
  3. Beat in flour, 1/2 cup at a time until dough is stiff and does not cling to sides of bowl. Turn dough onto floured surface, and knead in any remaining flour. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  4. Place dough in large oiled bowl, turning to coat. Cover with oiled plastic wrap, and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/4 hours. Or refrigerate dough to rise more slowly, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F.
  6. Punch dough down, and turn onto lightly floured surface. Using floured rolling pin, roll dough out to about 1/2-inch thick. Use 3-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter to cut circles. Repeat until dough is used up. Brush each circle with butter; fold in half, gently pressing edges together to close. Do not pinch edges to seal. Place rolls on large ungreased baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Rolls can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours to rise before baking.
  7. Bake 17 to 20 minutes, until slightly browned. Cool slightly on baking sheet.
Adapted from the recipe found at

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