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Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

 Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
It does my heart good to see our gang - right down to my great-grandchildren - reach eagerly for one of my homemade rolls. These are hearty with whole wheat and rich with old-fashioned goodness, and they bake up to a beautiful golden brown. -Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
48 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar,
  • shortening, salt, eggs and whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into
  • four pieces. Shape each into 12 balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased
  • baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 11-15 minutes or until browned. Remove from pans
  • to wire racks. Brush with melted butter. Serve warm. Yield: 4 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 roll equals 89 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.