Honey and Wheat Sourdough Rolls

I have always been fascinated by home baked goods with yeast rolls being one of my favorite. The person who can create such goodness from yeast and flour is like an artist. Baking bread from scratch is a joy and a self reliant skill that is needed in each home to provide family and friends with nutritious and delicious food. I love the elasticity of kneading the dough and how it feels in my hands. I love the smell of the yeast and homemade rolls baking. The smell can awaken even a teenager to investigate! Rolls are beautiful and taste so yummy!  Here is my favorite yeast roll recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Honey and Wheat Sourdough Rolls
1 cup hot milk
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/8 cup honey
½ tablespoon active dry yeast
2 cups Sourdough Starter
1/8 cup flax seed or wheat germ (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 ½ cups wheat flour
1 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour
In a bowl mix milk, butter and honey, and stir until dissolved. When mixture cools to warm then add yeast and stir until dissolved.
Next, add sourdough starter, flax seed or wheat germ, baking soda, salt and sugar. Mix ingredients well.
Add wheat flour and all purpose flour. It may take more or less flour depending on the thickness of the sourdough starter. Knead dough until elastic. Grease the bowl and place the dough back into the bowl.
 Cover and let rise in a warm spot until double in size. If it is a cold day I place the bowl near my woodstove or if it is a warm or hot day I cover the bowl with aluminum foil and place the bowl in a sunny location outside. Once the dough has risen, form the dough into 12 equal balls.
Place in a greased12 inch Dutch oven, cover and let rise until double in size.

Bake for 20 minutes or until rolls tops and bottoms have browned sufficiently at 350 degrees. Or bake my favorite way outdoors by using 10 coals on bottom and 14 on top. You can add a bit of butter, honey or jam. Dressed up or plain these sourdough rolls are delicious!


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