Fearless Bread

Honey Butter Dinner Rolls

After a recent Instagram post, I received several requests to share the recipe so here you go!

yields 1 dozen rolls

2 1/4 teaspons instant dry yeast

3 TBSP honey

1 cup warm whole milk

¼ stick butter softened

3 ½ - 4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

½ stick butter melted

In a small saucepan or microwave, gently warm the milk

In a large mixing bowl, stir in the yeast, honey, and 1 cup flour with the milk mixture. The dough be very wet and soupy at this point

In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the flour and the salt, then stir it all into the wet dough mixture. Continue to stir in remaining flour ½ cup at a time until the dough becomes stiff enough to clear the sides of the bowl. Divide the soft butter in 3 pieces

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured counter and begin to knead the dough. Add 1 piece of butter and continue kneading until it is incorporated into the dough. Repeat with the 2nd piece of butter, and again with the last piece. Continue to knead the dough until it is soft and elastic enough to pass the windowpane test. This will take 7-10 minutes by hand, or 6-8 minutes by mixer with a dough hook. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray, add the dough and lightly spray until you cover the entire surface. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft free place to rise, about 45 minutes to 1 hour

Preheat oven to 375F

Turn out the dough onto a lightly oiled counter and divide into 2 oz pieces or 12 evenly sized pieces. Shape each piece into your favorite type of dinner roll and place on a parchment lined baking sheet with the smoothest side up. Brush each roll with the melted butter and cover with a piece of oiled plastic wrap. Set aside and allow them to rise 30-45 minutes until almost doubled in size

Remove plastic wrap and brush the rolls with more butter and place them in the preheated oven. Bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes or so. Remove from oven and test one of the rolls by gently tapping the bottom. They will have a hollow sound if they are done. Remove rolls from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack. They are best served while still warm


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