Whole Wheat Success! Rolls and a loaf
Whole Wheat Rolls
I tried Kippercat's whole wheat roll recipe she posted a few days ago. I LOVE IT! The dough was lovely to work with and I even managed to shape the rolls so that they looked as good as they tasted. I took the photos above, it was hard not to slice that loaf as soon as I could though! But right after pictures, we cut it, LOL.
I didn't have instant yeast so I tried to add just a bit extra of active yeast. I also added a little extra water to proof it (both times). Also I let the biga and soaker sit for 4 hours on the counter while I went drove to town and shopped and took longer than I thought I would. When I was making the main dough and I added the yeast I forgot to add the extra though. I think it could have used it.
I only had one small loaf pan so I weighed out a pound of dough for it and the rolls were 5 oz each (I got a dozen rolls). The loaf was too small and the rolls were too big, LOL. The rolls rose wonderfuly but I baked them after the loaf so they had a little longer to rise. The loaf I should have let rise a little longer but I was still amazed at how light it was. We ate half of it still warm with butter and honey. I had some for toast this morning and as it is toasting you can smell the honey in the recipe. Yumm... my 7 year old dd loved it. My son ate it on a sandwich and had toast but he says he doesn't like it. But he did eat it which is something he normally won't do if he doesn't like it.
I think this will be the recipe I use all the time now. It will be interesting when the instant yeast gets here to see if and how the bread changes. Next time I will make a bigger loaf and rolls about 3 oz in size.
Thanks KipperCat for posting the recipe.