From Grain to Dinner Rolls in Less Than an Hour

SchneiderPeeps - From Grain to Dinner Rolls in less than an hour

With a house full of teenagers I’m often looking for recipes that can stretch our meals without adding much work. These dinner rolls fit that bill.

Another thing I love about these rolls is that I can shape them and freeze them raw.  Which means anytime I need to stretch a meal I just thaw some rolls and bake.

SchneiderPeeps - Using WonderMillFirst I grind 7 cups hard white wheat (you can also use hard red wheat), which is super fast with the WonderMill.

SchneiderPeeps - yeast spongsThen I make a sponge and let it sit for 15 mintues.

SchneiderPeeps - Mixing dinner roll doughWhen it’s time to add the flour, I mix as much as I can with a fork before putting on the dough hook and kneading.

SchneiderPeeps - cutting dinner roll doughWhen the kneading is one, I pat the dough out onto a greased surface.  Then I take a large knife and cut the dough.  If you prefer to shape the dough into egg size rolls you can. This is just faster for me.

SchneiderPeeps - whole wheat dinner rollsLastly, we enjoy!

From Grain to Dinner Rolls in Less Than an Hour
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 40
Needing something to stretch your meal? How about dinner rolls in less than an hour?
  • 3½ cups warm water (115-120 degrees)
  • 4 Tbsp instant active yeast
  • 1 cup oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 10½ cups flour (approx)
  1. Mix warm water, oil, honey and yeast. Let rest for 15 minutes - this makes the sponge.
  2. Add the eggs and salt. Mix in the flour and knead for 5 minutes.
  3. Immediately shape into rolls (large egg size). Place on a greased baking sheet. Let rise 10 minutes.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes until slightly browned.
  5. Freezer instructions: Shape dough into rolls and place on a greased baking sheet. Immediately place in freezer. When the rolls are frozen, take them off baking sheet and place into a freezer bag. To thaw, place frozen rolls on a greased baking sheet and let rise for about 2 hours. Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes until slightly browned.
  6. Makes about 40



About Angi Schneider

Angi Schneider is a minister’s wife and homeschooling mom. She has 5 children still at home, who consume a never ending quantity of food. Angi is passionate about cooking real food that is simple, frugal and tastes good. She blogs about their homesteading and homeschooling adventures at and is the author of The Gardening Notebook and The Busy Mom’s Guide ebook series.
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