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Author Notes: I made this recipe as a loaf bread once when we were suffering from an overabundance of soon-to-expire yogurt. As an experiment I tried modifying my usual bread recipe to include yogurt instead of milk and out came this pillowy soft loaf that benefited from the tang of the yogurt. I have to admit, I have not yet tried them as rolls, but I think the texture makes them ideally suited for the task. —vrunka
- 1 cup water at about 110 degrees F
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 packet active dry yeast (about 1 tablespoon)
- 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for kneading
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup plain yogurt (preferably thick Greek style, or drained regular style)
- 1 tablespoon melted butter, plus more for brushing the tops
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the honey into the water. Add the yeast and stir. Once it starts to bubble, vigorously stir in the flours, yogurt, butter and salt.
- Knead until elastic and no longer sticky, which should take about 10-15 minutes. Add more flour a little at a time as you need it, but try not to add more than 1/2 cup in all. (If you have a stand mixer, you may do this step with the dough hook on medium low speed.)
- Place dough in a well-oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until almost doubled in size, about 3-4 hours.
- Turn out the dough and knead again just a bit to stretch it out and make the dough smooth. Form 12 balls of equal size and place in a greased baking pan. Cover again and allow to rise for 1-1/2 to 2 hours until approximately doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for about 30 minutes or until a dark golden brown on top. Brush liberally with melted butter and serve.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dinner Rolls