From the Kitchen of…Cheryl Slocum, Senior Food Editor"The smell of freshly risen dough always takes me back to my mom's rolls."If the yeast doesn't bubble, it may have expired; start over to avoid wasting time and ingredients.

Cheryl Slocum
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2015


Credit: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Paige Hicks

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31 mins
2 hrs 19 mins
Serves 18 (serving size: 1 roll)


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  • Combine 1/2 cup water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes or until mixture is bubbly. Weigh or lightly spoon white whole-wheat flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Stir 1 cup white whole-wheat flour, milk, butter, salt, and egg into yeast mixture. Weigh or lightly spoon all-purpose flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour and 2 cups all-purpose flour to yeast mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms.

  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour on a work surface. Turn dough out onto surface; knead until flour is incorporated. Knead in remaining 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour until dough is smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes). Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • Coat 18 muffin cups with cooking spray. Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest 15 minutes. Divide dough into 18 pieces. Roll each piece into a 1-inch-thick rope; divide each into 3 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place 3 balls into each of the prepared muffin cups; cover and let rise 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; fat 2.7g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 0.6g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 17mg; iron 1mg; sodium 175mg; calcium 36mg.