Rustic Dinner Rolls

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2008, America's Test Kitchen TV

Turning flour, water, and yeast into crusty, airy rolls is one of the hardest bits of kitchen wizardry around. We wanted to make the process foolproof.

SERVES Makes 16 rolls

TIME 1¼ hours, plus 3 hours resting and 1 hour cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To get a flavorful dinner roll recipe with a crisp crust and chewy crumb without a steam-injected oven, we replaced a few tablespoons of bread flour with whole-wheat flour and added honey. For an airy crumb, we determined exactly how much w...

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