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Cracked Wheat Rolls

I was so excited when Bridget announced that the theme for this month’s Flavor of the Month would be traditions – the perfect theme for Thanksgiving! I decided that since I was hosting Thanksgiving for my family this year, I’d make my mother-in-law’s cracked wheat rolls so that I could also bring a little of hubby’s family traditions to the table. I whipped these up the day before Thanksgiving so they’d be ready to go; they keep well stored in resealable plastic bags. They’re perfect just plain, warmed up with some butter, or for making leftover turkey sandwiches for a snack!

Pour the water into a small bowl, and then sprinkle the yeast over the water. Let sit for a few minutes. In the meantime, scald the milk (heat to almost-but-not-quite boiling). In a larger bowl, whisk together the sugar and salt. Pour the scalded milk and butter over the sugar mixture and mix until well-combined.

Stir in the eggs and 1 cup of the flour; then stir in the yeast mixture.

Stir in the cracked wheat.

Incorporate the rest of the flour to make a soft dough, and then knead until smooth. Place in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and allow to rise for about an hour or until doubled in size.

Punch down the dough, and then let it rest again for about 10 minutes before shaping into rolls. Divide the dough into 20-24 pieces, then allow to rise again for about 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

On a lightly greased baking sheet, bake for 18-20 minutes. Serve warm!


Posted by on November 30, 2009.

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Categories: breads & pastries

13 Responses

  1. Those look yummy and cozy!

    by shelly (cookies and cups) on Nov 30, 2009 at 11:18 am

  2. I love fresh rolls! These look wonderful 🙂 I’ve bookmarked the recipe!

    by megan on Nov 30, 2009 at 11:52 am

  3. So delighted you shared this recipe!
    Loving that these rolls are WHEAT!
    Thanks for popping over to Bainbridge!

    by teresa on Nov 30, 2009 at 12:07 pm

  4. Those look DELICIOUS!!! I could eat about 7 right now!!!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Nov 30, 2009 at 12:14 pm

  5. I love wheat rolls, they are the best. I love them with apple butter or homemade jam! Mmmm!

    by Maria on Nov 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm

  6. Your photos are making me hungry! I love wheat bread, thanks for sharing this recipe!

    by Jeanne on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm

  7. awesome!

    where, may I ask, can you buy cracked wheat?

    by SnoWhite on Nov 30, 2009 at 8:42 pm

  8. This is great! It sure is a healthier way to eat bread.

    Thanks for this recipe.

    by Art and Appetite on Nov 30, 2009 at 9:32 pm

  9. You make it look easy! Thanks for sharing, these look yummy.

    by Monica on Nov 30, 2009 at 11:19 pm

  10. Those look like a perfect partner for some soup or beef stew! Very healthy looking too 🙂

    by Dorothy on Dec 1, 2009 at 2:32 pm

  11. I was also wondering where to purchase cracked wheat?

    by Dee on Dec 7, 2009 at 2:04 pm

  12. SnoWhite and Dee – My mother-in-law actually gave me the cracked wheat. I just remembered to e-mail her and ask where she got it, and she said that she got it at an Amish general store. She said she’s also gotten it at organic food markets and health food stores. You’ll probably have to do a little research and call to see if any of the stores around you carry it.

    Good luck! 🙂

    by Tracy on Dec 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

  13. Great job. Tracy! I’m sure that they were delicious too!!!

    by Mom R. on Dec 7, 2009 at 11:52 pm

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