Sourdough is my new obsession. Because of the effects sourdough has on digestion, gut health, and teeth and bone strength (by breaking down the phytic acid in wheat), it is very important to me to make sure most of our wheat based products are sourdough.
This is pretty simple since we already love sourdough bread, sourdough crackers, and sourdough pancakes. I'm even working on einkorn sourdough pie crust, cookies, and tortillas!
But this Thanksgiving, as I was faced with not being able to make our traditional yeast rolls for the family meal, I started playing around with this honey wheat sourdough roll recipe.
Honey Wheat Einkorn Sourdough Rolls
A few batches later I had a successful sourdough recipe for deliciousness, which is simultaneously sweet and salty, soft and sturdy, and just about the best thing you'll ever taste!
I was so committed to bringing these rolls to Thanksgiving dinner, that I made them the morning of the meal and let them rise in the car for the 6 hour trip!
These sourdough rolls are delicious whether they are mopping up mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, or stuffed with chicken salad and lettuce!
Can you make these rolls without einkorn?
Yes! For wheat flours that are not einkorn only one adjustment needs to be made!
Increase the milk from 3/4 of a cup, to 7/8 of a cup!
How to Store the Sourdough Rolls
You know me, I like to batch cook everything I can and these sourdough rolls are no exception!
At Room Temperature:
If you know that you're going to eat through an entire batch in a few days (no judgement, they are amazing), then just keep the rolls in a ziploc bag on the counter!
In the Fridge:
If you think it will take you more than 4 days to eat all the rolls, but you don't want to freeze them, just keep them in a bag or container in the fridge for up to 10 days.
In the Freezer:
This is my favorite method for storing bulk rolls! Freeze your rolls in one meal portions for your family by placing that many rolls in a freezer bag and just tossing them in the freezer!
For our family that is 3 rolls total, so I just use small snack bags.
To reheat them from the freezer, place the frozen rolls on a tray into a cold oven and set it to heat to 350°. Once the oven is pre-heated, check the rolls. They may be done, or they may need another 2-5 minutes to be warm all the way through!
Honey Wheat Sourdough Rolls
- 3 cups Einkorn Flour (or any wheat flour)
- 1/2 cup Sourdough Starter
- 1/4 cup Butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup Milk (we use raw milk)
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1 tsp Salt
- 4 tbsp Butter, melted
- The night before, mix all ingredients in an electric mixer using a dough hook. Mix until smooth and even. *Dough may be sticky!
- Cover the bowl and rest the dough for 8-12 hours at room temperature.
- The next day melt butter (4 tbsp) and pour into the bottom of the baking dish you will use for the rolls.
- Shape dough and portion into 2 balls. Roll into a smooth ball and slightly flatten on a floured surface.
- Using a pizza wheel or large knife, cut ball into 8 pieces as if cutting a pie.
- Roll each section into a smooth ball. Coat the ball in the melted butter of the baking dish before placing it seam side down.
- Allow rolls to proof until doubled in size, or no more than 6 hours.
- Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before cooling.
What size baking dish do you use for 16 rolls? I can’t seem to find that anywhere on the recipe page
An 8×8 dish would do just fine, but you could also use a set of 2 round pans as well. :-)
Thanks for the response
On the 2nd rising, once shaped into balls, do they rise at room temp?
Hi Barbara! For this each rose is at room temp. But you could do a cold rise overnight for the second ride if desired.