These fluffy, warm dinner rolls made from scratch with honey butter brushed on top are the perfect accompaniment to nice home-cooked family dinner.
I love baking bread but certainly don’t do it often enough. Even though it’s summer, I still love to bake fresh bread. When you create a nice summer meal with produce you bought at the local farmer’s market, chances are you’ll need some bread to accompany it. How about some Honey Butter Dinner Rolls? It only takes a few minutes to make the dough. Then while it is resting, you can finish prepping the rest of dinner. I’ve made these dinner rolls several times before, once for Thanksgiving (or was it Christmas?) and again just last weekend to go along with some Italian wedding soup.
At first glance, this recipe may seem time-consuming, but most of it is resting and rising time. While you are waiting, you can finish prepping dinner. They only take a little over 10 minutes to bake, so you can pop them in the oven when dinner is almost ready. Fresh and simple indeed.
This recipe involves yeast, but don’t be scared! This is a low-key recipe for those who are new to baking with yeast. It is important you measure your water temperature. Too cold means the yeast won’t activate. Too hot and the yeast will die. There is a little bit of kneading involved, but I find that very relaxing. Then you break the yeast into balls and place them into a round cake pan. This gives the dinner rolls a bit of a rustic look after you break them apart. Then you brush these fluffy dinner rolls with a honey butter glaze.
- 2 - 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 3/4 cup warm water (120F-130F degrees)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- Pinch of sea salt
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, yeast, garlic powder, and onion powder. Add warm water and melted butter. Beat for 3 minutes or until smooth. Turn off the mixer. With a spoon, stir in the cheese and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (1/2 - 1 cup).
- On lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 4-6 minutes (you may need to add a little bit more flour if the dough is still sticky, but don't add too much). Cover and rest for 10 minutes.
- Lightly grease an 8 or 9 inch round pan with cooking spray. Divide the dough into 12 pieces, shape into balls, and place in the pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 30 minutes.
- During the 30 minute rest, preheat the oven to 375F. When ready, bake the rolls 11-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
- While the rolls are baking, make the honey butter: In a small bowl, combine the butter, honey, garlic powder, and onion powder. Brush over the warm rolls and sprinkle with some sea salt. Let cool until the glaze sets then serve warm.
Source: Adapted from Taste of Home
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