Nutty whole wheat rolls |

Nutty whole wheat rolls

Duration: 24 hours to get the pre-dough active. Then another 3 hours to let the dough rise and bake the rolls.
Makes 20 rolls.

Whole wheat rolls with nuts

Whole wheat rolls with nuts

Day 1

  • 140 g rye starter (4.9 oz)
  • 500 g filtered water (17.6 oz, not fluid!)
  • 300 g bread flour (10.6 oz)

Day 2

  • 80 g (2.8 oz) chopped walnuts
  • 80 g (2.8 oz) sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¾ tbsp anise seeds
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) whole wheat graham flour
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) light rye flour
  • 20 g (0.7 oz) wheat bran
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) whole wheat flour
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) bread flour

poppy seeds

Mix rye starter, water and bread flour in a bowl. Wrap with cling wrap and let sit for 24 hours, until the pre-dough is active, looking nice and bubbly. Toast the walnuts, sunflower seeds, anise seeds and fennel seeds in the oven (on broil for example). Mix in the nuts and seeds along with honey and sea salt. Add the different kinds of flours and knead to a firm dough. Shape into 20 rolls and roll in your choice of toppings. Put the rolls on an oven tray and let rise for 2 hours, or until they have almost doubled in size.

Put in a casserole dish with water on the lower rack and preheat the oven to 460°F. Cut a stroke in each bun, then bake them for about 10 minutes at 460°F. Lower the heat to 390°F and continue baking for about 15 minutes until they are done (see how to know when your bread is done).