These delicious dinner rolls are ready to eat in a couple of hours. I use the bread kneading attachment of my Kitchen Aid to do most the work. These rolls are slightly sweet and deliciously tender, nestled close together in a large baking dish. Brush them lightly with honey butter just after removing them from the oven for the perfect finish. I love to serve these with supper, but delicious for breakfast as well if you have leftovers. Trust me your family will thank you!
Yield: about 16 rolls
- 1⁄4 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
- 1 envelope active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 stick unsalted butter, plus more for greasing baking pan
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 – 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for second proof
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup honey
- Maldon salt (optional)
In a 2 cup measuring cup, combine first three ingredients. Allow the yeast to proof for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter with milk and honey on low until dissolved (it should be about 100 degrees). Whisk in egg until incorporated and place milk mixture, foamy yeast in mixing bowl and stir.
Using the bread attachment, add flour and salt, one cup at a time until incorporated and the result is a smooth dough that is sticky (about 5 minutes). Butter the sides of bowl slightly, cover bowl with damp kitchen towel and place in a warm spot in your kitchen. Allow dough to rise for about one -2 hours or until doubled in size.
On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 16 equal pieces (about 2 inch balls). Grease a large baking pan 9”x15” and shape rolls in an oblong manner and place in pan about 1⁄2-inch apart. Cover loosely again with a damp clean towel and allow to rise a second time for about 30 minutes, or until rolls have expanded to touch each other.
Preheat oven to 400°. Brush rolls lightly with honey butter combination, then bake rolls in oven for about 10 -12 minutes. Remove from oven and while still hot, brush with remaining honey butter combination. Sprinkle with Maldon salt and serve warm!