A classic! Start with War Eagle Basic Sweet Dough found in the recipe section.


  • 1 cup milk (low-fat is fine)
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar or honey
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup WEM Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3 1/2 -4 cups WEM Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Sugar Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar mixed with 2-3 tablespoons warm water, milk, orange juice or lemon juice


Hands-on Time: 25 minutes
Baking Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Yield: 15 large rolls

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. In a small saucepan or microwave bowl, scald the milk.
  3. Remove from heat and add butter and sugar or honey. Cool to lukewarm.
  4. Stir milk mixture, beaten egg, whole wheat flour, and 1 cup all-purpose flour into yeast bowl.
  5. Beat with a mixer or vigorously by hand about 75 strokes until smooth and blended.
  6. Cover and let mixture (sponge) rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  7. Stir salt and 2 1/2 -3 cups all-purpose flour into the sponge.
  8. Turn out on a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes adding more flour as necessary to prevent sticking. Or, using the dough hook attachment, knead with an electric mixer for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Coat a large clean bowl with oil and place dough in it, turning once to coat.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and let rise until double in volume, 60-90 minutes.
  11. Proceed with your favorite recipe.
  • After the last rise of Basic Sweet Dough, roll dough into an 8 X 18-inch rectangle.
  • Spread with 2 tablespoons softened butter.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  • Drain raisins and pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle raisins on the dough.
  • Roll up from the long side, pinching seams together.
  • Butter 2 baking sheets.
  • Slice roll 1-inch thick. Place on baking sheets 2 inches apart.
  • Cover and let rise 25 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes.
  • Make a glaze with powdered sugar and water.
  • Spread on warm rolls.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Add pecans, walnuts, or sunflower seeds to filling for extra protein and a nice crunch!