When my great-aunt Arlene died, I got a cookbook that was hers, called Home Cookin' This is a recipe from that book. Do NOT make this recipe unless you have ALOT of time. This is not something to start making at dinner time.
Makes about 2 dozen
2 packages of dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup butter-melted and cooled.
1 egg, slightly beaten in
2 1/4 cup whole wheat
2 1/4 cup-2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (IF I make these again, I will probably use all white wheat flour, instead of mixing 2 kinds)
melted butter for on top
Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl; add sugar and salt to the yeast mixture. Add butter, egg, and whole wheat flour to yeast mixture and stir well. Graduall stir in enough all-purpose flour to make a soft dough. Turn dough on a well floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place, free from drafts, for one hour, or until doubled in size. Punch dough down; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size again. Punch down dough and divide into 2 equal portions.
Roll each portion into a 14x16 inch rectangle. Cut dough into 12 strips.
Brush strips with melted butter. Add seasoning/grated cheese if you would like to. I did some plain and some with seasoning and the plain ones were pretty bland. I also added sugar and cinnamon to a few for dessert.
Roll each strip into a spiral; place in a well greased muffin pan. Repeat process with remaining dough. Brush tops with melted butter. Let rise, uncovered, in a warm place for 40 minutes, or until doubled in size. I had a few extra pieces so I did some mini rolls.
Bake 400 deg, for 12-15 mins. Brush again with melted butter.