Multigrain Rolls

It is time to go back to healthy eating. I have been on vacation, had guests, put on parties, went on vacation again, and truly overdid everything. As of yesterday, I am back on track with my diet. I usually eat healthy, but like every other normal human, I tend to give in to any and all cravings for delicious foods, such as ice cream, pastries, salads with loads added goodies and crunchies, butter, pizza, and the list goes on endlessly. Not all the time mind you, but, when the cravings appear, I sometimes have a difficult time not caving. I decided to create a really healthy lunch and thought I’d pass it on as it turned out extremely delicious and satisfying. I had a leftover grilled chicken breast which I placed on a multigrain but with field greens, my first tomato of the season, and some Russian dressing!  This was very tasty!! For dessert I had a half of cantaloupe, also known as muskmelon, filled with fresh berries. Yum! This makes a perfect lunch for anyone and anytime. Here is the recipe for the multigrain rolls and the Russian dressing. I have to post this tantalizing pic of the cantaloupe I prepared. Looks yummy, doesn’t it?

Multigrain Rolls

5 tsp of yeast
3 cups warm water (110*-115*)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1 egg
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup salted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup oil
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp. white vinegar
5 1/2-6 cups unbleached flour
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp water
Extra oats

1. Dissolve yeast in water. Add whole wheat flour, oats, seeds, oil, butter, sugar, salt, vinegar, and 2 cups flour. Beat til smooth. Add enough flour to form a soft dough.
2. Knead on a floured surface for about 6-8 minutes. Place in a buttered bowl, turn, cover with a cloth, and set in a warm place to rise until doubled. A perfect warm place is the oven with just the light turned on.:)
3. When doubled, punch down the dough. Turn on a floured board and form into 18 balls. Press each ball into a 4 1/2 inch circle. Place on a greased baking sheet and let rise til doubled. (Back in the oven with the light on)
4. Beat the egg yolk and water. Brush on buns. Sprinkle with a little more oats.
5. Bake in a 350* oven until golden brown. This should be about 20 minutes.
Homemade Russian Dressing

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients and refrigerate for 2 hours.

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