Saturday 17 November 2012

Eggless Whole Wheat Dinner rolls

Time for our monthly Baking Partners challenge and this time Dinner rolls were chosen to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving. As always Swathi, the brainchild of Baking Partners, send us the challenge with details and recipes a month back. And as always I kept postponing attempting these beauties till the last hour. I guess I was just scared to try and shape them and kept wondering which ones to attempt. 
To be honest, I wasn't sure about them till I baked. It was extremely exciting shaping them and watching them getting baked. Would love to try more shapes in the future.

Ingredients: I halved the recipe to get 8 different shaped eggless dinner rolls

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup boiled and mashed potato
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
For topping

  • a little milk for brushing the dinner rolls before baking
  • Few white sesame seeds and onion seeds for sprinkling
  • Melted butter to brush after baking

Combine both flours, salt, sugar, yeast, mashed potato and butter in a bowl. Mix well.
Add lukewarm milk and knead to a smooth and soft dough.
Put the dough in a well greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth in a warm place for an hour or till the dough is double in size.
Deflate the dough and shape it as per the shapes shown below. 

Clover leaf shape
Roll dough in 3 small balls and place in a greased muffin tin in a triangle form.

Kaiser or Rosette shape:
Roll dough 4 inch long, thicker from the middle and thinner from both ends

Bring the two ends together overlapping them as in making a knot.

 Pull the ends as in a knot.

The end on top is tucked under the bun and the one beneath is pulled up and tucked on top.

 Refer here for a detailed video demonstration.

Lion House Rolls
Roll dough in a square 4 inch long and 4 inch wide

Cut the dough from the middle to get a 4 inch long and 2 inch wide piece.
Now roll them to get the shape.

Small Braid
Roll dough 7 inch long and 3 inch wide, a little rounded at the edges.

With a knife or pizza cutter make 3 cuts leaving one end(not all the way long)

Braid the pieces to get the shape. Tuck in the ends.

Here are my shaped dinner rolls before baking

Arrange them on a greased baking tray.
Cover and allow the buns to rise and double in size for an hour.
Towards the end of rising time, preheat oven to 200 degree Celsius.
Brush the buns with milk and sprinkle sesame and/or onion seeds to your preference. Bake for 15-20 mins or till golden brown in colour. 
Remove buns from oven and brush with melted butter.
Serve warm and store leftovers well-wrapped at room temperature.

Sending this recipe to Christmas Event

Happy Dinner Roll Making and Eating


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Julie..they were an attempt and I was so glad they worked well.

  2. First time here, well explained, yummy it looks!!!

    1. Thanks for dropping by and liking Sangeetha Priya..loved your rolls too.

  3. such perfect rolls. love your breads. between which yeast did you use?

    1. Hi Sayantani, thanks for liking...though I am yet to perfect the shapes. I used Instant Yeast from a brand named 'Four Seasons' that I got from New market- Baborally Sikdar.

  4. wow, these look bakery bought... no kidding! I cant wait to try out these cute shapes :) Thanks for the clear step wise pics :)

    1. Thanks Nandita for the extra generous comments. You clearly spoil me dear!!!Love you.

  5. Amrita,

    You did very well. I loved the way you explained. Looks really soft and perfect.

    1. Thank you was an amazing challenge with a wonderful recipe. Looking forward to the next one!!

  6. Puffed up so well...perfectly done...nicely explained.

  7. Hi Amrita, I am really intrigued by the use of mashed potatoes in bread. It does look so soft and fluffy!

    1. Hi about it..I was myself so amused with it. But it really worked well.

  8. Replies
    1. Thanks for dropping by and liking Lorraine. I really loved your bunny and hedgehog shapes!!

  9. Stunning rolls Girl :) Kudos. Love the color

    1. Thanks Pallavi..made them on the shortest possible notice!!

  10. Amrita, you shaped your dinner rolls so well! They're perfect.

    1. Hi birthday girl..hope you are having the greatest time. Thanks for liking the dinner rolls

  11. As many recipes worked with bread flour with wheat flour,u have used mashed potato, it also acts like gluten correct really different.I would like to try it.Will revert back after trying.

    1. Hello Sujatha, hope yours turn out great. Will wait for your feedback.



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