Recipe courtesy of Melissa Gaman for Food Network Kitchen

Multigrain Rolls

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 3 hr 25 min (plus cooling)
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 12 multigrain rolls
Though these rolls are loaded with several different grains and flours, they are tender, fluffy and just a touch sweet from added molasses. Soaking the millet helps prevent it from sucking up too much moisture from the dough during baking and drying out the rolls.



  1. Stir 1 cup all-purpose flour with the sugar, 3/4 teaspoon yeast and 3/4 cup warm water in a large bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature until bubbly and about doubled in size, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Meanwhile, cover the millet with more warm water in a small dish and set aside.
  2. Stir the yeast mixture a bit to break it up. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon yeast and 1/2 cup warm water, the molasses and olive oil. Stir to combine (it may look lumpy).
  3. Add the remaining 1 cup all-purpose flour, the whole-wheat flour, rye flour, cornmeal, hemp hearts and salt to the yeast mixture. Drain the millet and add to the bowl. Stir everything together with a rubber spatula until there is no dry flour left. Let stand to hydrate the flour, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface. Dust the top of the dough with more flour and knead just until well combined but still a little tacky, adding a bit more flour as needed (you should only need a few tablespoons), about 3 minutes. Lightly rub a large bowl with olive oil. Add the dough, turn to coat and cover the bowl. Let rise at room temperature until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Rub the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with olive oil. Form the rolls: Turn out the dough onto a clean surface and gently pat into a square; cut into 12 equal pieces. Working with 1 piece at a time, pull the corners into the center and press gently to adhere. Turn the piece over and gently roll into a ball. Transfer to the baking dish, using a bench scraper if they stick. Cover the dish and set aside until the rolls are slightly puffed, 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Brush the tops of the rolls with the beaten egg and sprinkle with a few rolled oats. Bake until well risen and lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely in the pan.