June 2, 2024

Easy Einkorn Dinner Rolls

Einkorn rolls, dinner rolls, wholegrain roll, einkorn flour, einkorn
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16 rolls
By Chef Karen McKinney


  • 1 package active dry yeast or 2 1/4 teaspooons
  • 3/4 cup warm water (105-115F)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2-2 3/4 cups Bluebird Einkorn Flour you can substitute Pasayten Hard White flour or any all purpose flour or try a blend.
  • butter softened


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water.  Add sugar,oil, salt & egg.  Stir to dissolve sugar & salt.  Stir in 1cup of the flour until smooth.  Cover with a cloth & place on rack in the oven over the bowl of hot water; let rise 15 minutes.
  • Grease a 9x9x2” pan.  Stir down batter & add 1-1/2 cups flour.  Stir until mixed & turn onto a cloth-covered board (or floured countertop).  Knead 3 minutes.  If sticky, knead in more flour 1/4 cup at a time.  Divide dough into 16 pieces & shape quickly into balls; arrange in pan & brush tops with butter.  Cover with cloth & place on a rack over the bowl of hot water; let rise 25 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 425F.  After 5 minutes of baking, turn down the heat to325F.  Bake an additional 7-10 minutes or until light brown.  Remove from pan to wire rack.   Brush tops with soft butter.
  • Serve warm.
  • Variations:
  • Honey-Orange Rolls:  While the dough is rising the first time, heat 1/4 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp. butter, 2 Tbsp. orange juice & 2 Tbsp. honey to boiling; stir in 1/3 cup chopped nuts.  Pour into greased pan, continue as directed.
  • Cheddar Cheese Rolls:  Add 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheese with the second addition of flour.  Continue as directed, bake 15-17 minutes.
  • Cinnamon-Nut Rolls: Melt 2 Tbsp. butter set aside.  Mix 2 Tbsp. sugar, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar,1/2 tsp. cinnamon & 1/4 cup chopped nuts.  After shaping, roll each ball into butter, then in sugar-cinnamon mixture.  Bake for 15-17 minutes