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Whole Wheat Torta Rolls

Whole Wheat Torta Rolls
A flavorful, chewy, ciabatta style roll made with whole wheat flour. A copycat whole wheat version of the popular Torta sandwich rolls sold at Costco.
Yield: 12 rolls
  • 1½ cups All purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1½ cups Warm Water
  • ½ tsp Red Star Active Dry Yeast

  • Sponge (above)
  • ¾ cup Warm water (120-130°F)
  • 1 cup Whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 - 3 cups All purpose flour
  1. Recipe created by Barbara Bakes.

  2. Sponge
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together 1½ cups flour, ¾ whole wheat pastry flour, 1½ cups warm water and ½ teaspoon yeast until well blended. Cover the bowl and let rest overnight on the counter.

  4. Dough
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, combine sponge that has rested overnight, ¾ cup warm water, 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon yeast. Mix on low speed for two minutes. Switch to the dough hook and mix in 2 cups all purpose flour a little at a time, add more flour as needed to make a soft, sticky dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.

  6. Punch down dough. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

  7. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a 9x12-inch rectangle. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough in three rows, each 3x12-inches. Cut each row into four 3-inch squares.

  8. Place rolls on two non-rimmed baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrapped sprayed with non-stick spray. Let rise until the rolls have risen and indentation remains if you lightly touch a roll, about 30 minutes.

  9. Preheat oven to 450°F. Put a pizza stone in the oven to heat while rolls are rising.

  10. Slide parchment paper with 6 rolls on to preheated pizza stone and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until rolls are golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before eating. Repeat with remaining 6 rolls.

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