Rustic Dinner Rolls
85 mins (prep 60, cooking 25)
7 ingredients
16 servings
My family loves those European style dinner rolls described as "airy crumb and yeasty, savory flavor and a crust so crisp it pratically shatters when you bite into it, yet chewy enough to offer satisfying resistance" This was the perfect description that came with the recipe. I found this recipe in Cook's Illustrated Magazine and they turned out wonderful. It says the secret to them is a little whole wheat for a nice earthiness, a bit of honey for a subtly sweetness and a very wet dough for more steam bubbles during baking for an airier crumb. The recipe itself it pretty simple but I feel it's the preparation and baking process that gives it that distintive rustic result.Prep time does not include rising time. There's a lot of steps but it's just very complete.UPDATE: Thanks to MarySC for this note -You are supposed to repeat the entire "fold three times and rest for 30 minutes" step a second time. I'll add this to the directions.

Categories:  rolls~biscuits , low-sat.-fat , <-4-hours , low-in... , yeast-breads , time-to-make , low-fat , low-cholesterol , number-of-servings , breads , healthy , healthy-2 , for-large-groups ,
Share on Newzsocial


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water, plus 1 tablespoon (12 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast, instant
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 cups bread flour, plus 1 tablespoon (16 1/2 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour, about 1 ounce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


Serving Size (4.7 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 13.16 Calories from Fat 1.53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.17g 4.3%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 3.1%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.03mg 0.15%
Sodium 219.67mg 146.45%
Total Carbohydrate 2.71g 14.44%
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g 19.42%
Sugars 0.52 g %
Protein 0.4g 12.73%
Vitamin A 0.31IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.31mg% Iron 0.11mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
warm water, bread flour