Makes 4 dozen
* 4 tbs active dry yeast
* 3 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
* 1 cup white sugar
* 2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
* 2 egg, beaten
* 9 cups whole wheat flour
* 1/2 cup flax seed meal (you can use more flour instead, but the flax gives it a beautiful texture and adds Omega 3's.
1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2. Mix sugar, salt, melted butter, egg, salt, flax and half the whole wheat flour into yeast mixture. Stir in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
3. Punch down dough, cover, and let rise in warm place until doubled again, about 30 minutes.
4. Punch down dough, and shape rolls as desired. Makes 4 dozen large rolls. Let rise uncovered in a warm place 40 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.
5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.