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Beehive white Dinner Rolls

These rolls are soft and light in texture, rise very well and will change the way you look at dinner rolls.  Using Central Milling Beehive malted all-purpose flour, these rolls are lighter, fluffier and taste amazing.

What is malted flour?  Why would you use it?

Malted flour is typically bread or all-purpose flour with barley malt added at very low ratios. Malt adds lift and structure to the dough - a natural dough enhancer far better than traditional dough enhancers that contain ingredients such as vital wheat gluten, whey, lecithin, vitamin C or other additives.


Beehive white Dinner Rolls



3 cups Beehive white all-purpose flour

1 cup scalded/hot milk

1/2 cup water

1 tsp instant yeast

2 TBS sugar or honey

2 TBS butter

1 1/4 tsp salt



For this recipe you will do the following:

  • Mix all the ingredients except for the salt.

  • Let the dough rest 30 minutes to develop gluten.

  • Add salt, knead or stretch the dough.

  • Let the dough rise till double in size. 

  • Shape the rolls to your preferred shape.

  • Let the rolls rise on the pan and bake.


By mixer or by hand: Add the flour, yeast, honey/sugar, milk/water to a large mixing bowl.  Using a strong spoon or a mixer, mix until the dough has just come together, no dry spots. Let rest for 30 minutes to develop the gluten without the salt. Salt helps control the rise, but can also inhibit gluten development at the beginning of the process.

Adding Salt and Butter

After 30 minutes, add the salt and knead well into the dough, stretching, squishing and kneading until the salt is well distributed. Add the butter and repeat the process. Knead again until the butter is well mixed and you have a smooth, soft dough.

How to Knead by hand

Pull the dough together, then push the top part of the dough away from you with the palm of your hand.  Fold the dough towards you and repeat this motion again and again until the dough is stretchy, elastic and smooth.


Let the dough rise in the bowl on the counter until double  (30 - 60 minutes).


Final Rise, Shape and Bake


  1. Place the dough on the counter.  Lightly dust the counter and roll out and cut for crescent-type rolls or divide into 12 even pieces for round rolls. Place rolls on greased pan or parchment paper.

  2. Let rise until the rolls are about double size.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 - 20 minutes until golden brown.

  4. Brush with melted butter.