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No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without rolls. We have a recipe for 100% whole spelt dinner rolls. They are so light that you won't believe there's not a speck of any other type of flour in them.
Spelt is an ancient wheat. It doesn't have as much gluten as the wheat we're used to, but it has a flavor that will hook you. It's slightly sweeter and nuttier than wheat, making it a perfect choice for dinner rolls.
You may have noticed that this recipe calls for shortening. We don't normally advocate shortening, but it has a higher melting point than butter which helps produce a lighter roll. If you prefer not to use shortening or if you want the flavor of butter, you can use the same amount of butter instead. Just keep in mind that your rolls may not turn out as light.
We have a little tip for you too. Are you familiar with the bottoms of your rolls sweating in the pan unless you move them to a cooling rack almost immediately? We have a special perforated baking sheet that solves that problem. It's looks like a normal half-size baking sheet, but it has small holes all over the bottom. Not only does this allow you to keep your rolls on the pan to cool without them sweating, but it also promotes air flow underneath while baking. This creates more even baking.
- 2 cups Milk
- ½ cup Shortening or Butter
- 2 Eggs
- ½ cup Warm Water
- 1 T Salt*
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar*
- 2 T Yeast*
- 2 T Dough Enhancer*
- 2 T Vital Wheat Gluten*
- 5-¼ - 5-½ cups Whole Spelt Flour*
*These ingredients can be found in our store