Since the very first time I visited a Texas Roadhouse restaurant, I’ve been hooked on their rolls. They’re so warm and soft and delicious, and then they make them even more amazing by serving them with that awesome cinnamon honey butter. The servers know how much everyone loves them and keep them coming until you can’t eat any more.
I’ve been wanting to attempt making them at home for a long time now, especially since getting my KitchenAid. The dough hook is there for a reason, right? So I finally got around to Googling and found a recipe to try.
- ¼ C warm (not hot) water
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 1 C milk
- 1½ T butter
- ¼ C sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3.5 C flour
- Fit stand mixer with a dough hook.
- Pour water into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add yeast and allow to dissolve.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat milk and butter together in microwave until the butter melts. Allow to cool until just warm.
- Add sugar, egg, and salt to the butter/milk mixture, then slowly pour into the bowl of the stand mixer.
- Add 2 cups of flour and mix until combined. Add the remaining flour and knead with hook for 5 minutes.
- Grease a bowl; add dough and turn to coat.
- Let dough double in size.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Punch dough down and form into roll shapes. Let rise again until double, around 30 minutes.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden. Immediately brush with melted butter and serve.
These didn’t last long in our kitchen, as they were delicious. I was impressed with how well they rose and turned out for the first time, as bread can be a little tricky. I’d say this is a great recipe to start with, especially if you’re not an experienced bread maker. I wouldn’t say they were foolproof, because nothing with yeast ever is, but I think they’re pretty close!