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Whole Wheat Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Whole Wheat Pull Apart Dinner Rolls
Soft pull-apart dinner rolls with a slightly healthier spin. While they are easy enough to make any night of the week, these dinner rolls can also find their way to your Holiday table.
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups white whole wheat flour (we use the white whole wheat for its lighter color and flavor)
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 (0.25oz each) packages (14g) or 4 1/2 teaspoons Platinum Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 2 1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 5 large eggs
  • Egg wash: 1 egg beaten plus 1 tablespoon water (beaten together; for brushing on rolls)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (for topping)

Instructions

Make the dough

  • Makes about 4 1/2 pounds (2041g) dough.
  • Whisk together the flour, yeast, salt, and vital wheat gluten in a lidded (not airtight) food storage container. Add water, 3/4 cup melted butter, honey and eggs. Mix together until well blended, using a spoon, Danish dough whisk or stand mixer with paddle attachment. The dough will be loose, but will firm up when chilled.
  • Cover (not airtight) and allow the dough to rest at room temperature until it rises and collapses, approximately 2 hours.
  • Refrigerate it for at least 2 hours before using. The dough can be stored and used over the next 5 days.

Make the rolls

  • Prepare a 9-inch cake pan by generously coating with butter.
  • Take a 1 1/2-pound (907g) piece of dough out of your bucket and divide it into 8 equal pieces.
  • Roll into smooth balls. They should be about the size of small plums or golf balls.
  • Place the dough into the prepared pan.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Allow the buns to rest about 40-60 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Brush the tops of the buns lightly with egg wash using a pastry brush.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Immediately brush the top with melted butter to keep the crust soft. Allow to cool slightly and serve.

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