Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time
25 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours
Serves 24 (serving size: 1 roll)

Golden whole-grain yeast rolls get a fresh, fragrant hit from a whole host of seasonal herbs, including fresh sage, rosemary, and chives. Make ahead and freeze up to 1 month, saving the butter and herb coat for after reheating. The yeast should begin to foam after 5 minutes in the warm milk; if it doesn’t, it may be a sign that your yeast is no longer active and should be replaced. Use leftover rolls for tomorrow’s breakfast, or make turkey sliders with split toasted rolls, cranberry sauce, and sliced turkey.  

How to Make It

Step 1

Dissolve yeast in warm milk in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; let stand 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup butter and sugar; beat at low speed 1 minute or until combined. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons parsley, 2 tablespoons chives, 2 teaspoons salt, thyme, sage, and rosemary in a bowl. Add half of flour mixture to milk mixture; beat at low speed until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Remove paddle attachment; insert dough hook. Add remaining half of flour mixture; beat at low speed 2 minutes or until dough forms a ball. Increase speed to medium-low; beat 7 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.

Step 2

Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°F), free from drafts, 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.

Step 3

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 24 equal portions. Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining pieces to avoid drying), gently roll into a smooth ball. Place rolls about 1 inch apart on a rimmed baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 5

Bake rolls at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley and remaining 1 tablespoon chives. Brush butter mixture over hot rolls; sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Cool at room temperature.

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