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Country Style Whole Wheat Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

Piping hot whole grain rolls straight from the oven will make dinner a celebration anytime. Or, use this recipe to make your own Brown and Serve rolls.
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 52 minutes
Servings 24 rolls
Author Marye Audet-White


  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (about 110F)
  • Pinch of ginger
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs , room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk , warmed to about 110F
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup melted , unsalted butter for brushing the rolls


  • Dissolve the yeast and ginger in the 1/2 cup warm water.
  • Let the yeast activate for about three minutes or so.
  • Mix 2 cups of the flour, salt, brown sugar, and baking soda in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.
  • Mix the buttermilk and yeast together.
  • Beat the eggs until well blended.
  • With the mixer on low add the buttermilk, beaten eggs, melted butter and the yeast mixture.
  • Add the remaining flour mixture a little at a time.
  • Continue beating on low until the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Change the speed to medium and knead the dough for three minutes.
  • Turn dough out onto a counter dusted with flour and knead for a couple more minutes – the dough will be smooth and just a little sticky.
  • Put into a greased bowl. Grease the top, and then cover the dough with a clean towel. Put in a warm spot to rise for about one hour.
  • It is ready when it has doubled and if you push your finger into the dough the indentation remains.
  • Knead for a minute or so and then cut the dough into 24 equal pieces.
  • Let rest for five minutes.
  • Shape each piece into a ball and place it in a buttered 13 x 9-inch pan. You can also drop each ball into a greased muffin tin.
  • Brush with melted butter.
  • Let rise for 45 minutes while you preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Brush gently with butter again and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and brush once more with butter.
  • Serve hot.
  • For brown and serve rolls only bake for 15 minutes and take them out when they are cooked through but not brown.