Rosemary Flax Buns (Bread Machine) Print
1 cup warm water (not hot)
1/2 cup milk (no substitutes)
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup flaxseed
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary (or 2 tsp dried)
2 cups unbleached white flour
2 tsp dry yeast
1 egg, beaten
Poppy or sesame seeds (optional)

Place all ingredients, except egg and seeds, in bread machine in the order given. Do not stir. Add yeast last so it does not get wet. Select the dough cycle and start the machine. At tthe end of the cycle, remove dough and knead lightly on a floured board for about 2 minutes. Cover dough with a damp tea towel and allow it to rest for 10 minutes. Divide into equal portions, depending on how many buns you want to make. Make 10 large hamburger buns or 20 small dinner rolls.
Grease a cookie sheet or baking pan. Roll each dough portion into a ball, flatten for burger buns, only slightly for dinner rolls. Place on baking sheets, allowing about 1 inch between each bun. Cover with damp tea towel and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free place until buns are doubled in size, about 30 - 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°0F for last 10 minutes of rising time. Beat egg and brush lightly on risen buns, sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds, if desired. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.

When dough is mixing in machine it should form a smooth ball and not stick to sides of container in bread machine. Add a bit more flour or water during mixing cycle only to achieve the right consistency. Do not lift lid during rising cycle.

Regular salt may be substituted for the sea salt. Also, bleached white flour can be used instead of unbleached flour,.
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