Thursday, February 16, 2006

Honey Wheat Rolls

I purchased a lovely bag of wheat flour the other day and have been perusing my recipes and came to a lovely bread.

1 cup of milk
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp shortening
2 cups wheat flour

1/2 cup bread flour
1/2 cup sourdough starter
3/4 tsp salt
dash of cardamom
1 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 cup dried currants (optional)
1/4 cup toasted walnuts (optional)

Combine honey, yeast, warm milk, and starter. Sift together flours, salt and cardamom. Add half the flour mixure, then shortening, currants, and walnuts, then remainder of flour mixture. Let rise, portion into 2 oz rolls, let rise again then bake at 350 until lightly brown. The tang of the sourdough perfectly balances the sweetness of the honey and currants, while the cardamom and walnut add a toasty warmth.

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