Sunday, January 5, 2014

Honey Butter Rolls

I have a love-hate relationship with any recipe that includes yeast.I love making bread, love kneading dough but more often than not it hates me and rarely turns out well.  However, every now and then I will make a bread recipe that turns out so well that I think my bad bread making days are behind me (until the next failed loaf!)  These rolls from Divas Can Cook are amazing.  They are simple to make but look very impressive and taste even better.  They kind of remind us of the honey butter rolls they serve at Cheddars, which makes Randal happy as he loves those things.  I made a tray of these a few weeks ago that Randal took to work when they had a soup day at his office and I heard that they were very popular.

⅓ cup very warm water
1 envelope dry yeast
5 tbsp plus ¼ tsp sugar
1⅓ cups warm milk
1 large egg
1½ tsp salt
5 tbsp butter
4 cups all purpose flour
Honey Butter
 4 tbsp butter, softened
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp icing sugar

To make the honey butter, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

Add the warm water to a small bowl, add the yeast and the 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, mix and set aside for 10 minutes, until foamy.

Pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl, add the sugar, milk, egg, salt and butter. Mix well.

Gradually stir in the flour, place in a greased bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for 2 hours, until doubled in size.

Punch down the dough, place on a floured surface, divide dough into 2 balls.  Roll out each ball into a 13 inch circle.  Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into wedges and brush with the honey butter.  Roll up each triangle starting at the widest part and place on a greased tray.  Cover and leave to rise for 1 hour.

Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.  As soon as rolls are removed from oven, brush with remaining honey butter.

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