Madlen Beckmann / EyeEm
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours
Serves 16 (serving size: 1 roll)

This recipes adds whole-grain goodness to soft, flaky pull-apart rolls with nutty bulgur and barley flour. The time invested is more than worth it for a hearty, healthy roll you can spread a little butter on, and serve alongside soup, or with your favorite Sunday dinner.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 2 cups water, bulgur, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes or until bulgur is tender. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving soaking liquid. Add water to soaking liquid if needed to measure 1 cup. Heat the liquid in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for 1 minute or until warm; keep liquid warm.

Step 2

Place 1/4 cup soaking liquid, honey, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Let yeast mixture stand for 5 minutes or until bubbly.

Step 3

Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flours, remaining 3/4 cup soaking liquid, bulgur, remaining 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, olive oil, and eggs to stand mixer. Mix at low speed 5 minutes or until a soft dough forms. Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Step 4

Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 16 equal pieces. Working with 1 piece at a time, roll dough into a ball by cupping your hand and pushing against dough and surface while rolling. Arrange dough balls 1 inch apart on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Cover; let rise 40 minutes or until doubled in size (rolls will be touching).

Step 5

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 6

Bake rolls at 375° for 20 minutes or until rolls are golden. Remove rolls from pan, and cool on a wire rack.

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