Sunday, January 4, 2009

Honey Yeast Rolls

I made these rolls for the first time a couple of weeks ago for a Christmas celebration with my family and everyone loved them so much I decided to make them again for Christmas with my in-laws. Once again they were a hit and everyone loved them. My sister proclaimed they were better than the garlic knots, and my husband thought they were better than the sweet dinner rolls. I do not think they are necessarily better than those other rolls, but these rolls definitely made their way into my list of favorites.


The only alteration I made to this recipe is that I baked the rolls in a 9x13 casserole dish instead of a round dish. I felt that 12 rolls would be way to cramped in a 9" round dish and I think they baked up perfectly in the 9x13.


Like I said previously, these rolls have made their way into my favorites list and I will definitely be making them time and time again. They have an amazing texture and the hint of sweetness from the honey is just perfect to accompany almost any meal. Definitely give these rolls a try, you will not be disappointed.


Honey Yeast Rolls
As seen on
Annie's Eats, originally from ...A Cookie A Day

Ingredients
2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
1 cup warm water (105°-115° F)
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoon canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 cups bread flour, separated
vegetable cooking spray
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon honey

Directions
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the yeast and warm water. Add the honey, oil, salt, and egg and mix well. Add 3 cups of the flour and mix until the dough comes together in a sticky mass. With the mixer on low speed, add the remaining 1 cup flour and mix until it is incorporated into the dough. Switch to the dough hook, and continue kneading on low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

Form the dough into a ball and transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, turning once to coat. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free spot until it doubles in bulk, about 2 hours.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 30 seconds. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Punch the dough down and divide into 12 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and place into a round, lightly greased baking dish, spacing evenly. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 20 minutes. Mix together the melted butter and honey, and brush lightly over the tops of the rolls. Bake at 400° for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature.

24 comments:

Cassi said...

They were better than the garlic knots.... but maybe I had a bad batch of the garlic knots?

MMMMM I keep thinking about everything I dipped them in.. The Chipped Beef Dip, The gravy, Made ham and turkey sandwhich's out of them. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM DELICIOUS

Sharon said...

Mmmm, thanks so much for sharing! They look amazing! And the recipe looks awesome. Definitely will try it!

Bob said...

Those look fantastic, I can't get enough good rolls.

Maria said...

They look perfect!!

That Girl said...

Honey adds such a unique sweetness. Waaaay better than sugar.

bensbaby116 said...

I'm definitely adding these to my list of breads to try. Thanks for posting!

madebymel said...

These rolls are amazing! I have made them about 10 times since discovering the recipe!

Joelen said...

This is on my list to make soon - yum!

Becca said...

YUM! Now if only my mixer weren't broken...

Jigginjessica said...

I HAVE to try these!! They look amazing.

smellslikehome said...

weren't these awesome!?

annieseats said...

So glad they were a hit! They are definitely my favorite rolls. Mmmm!

briannalee said...

So glad you like them! Your photos look so delicious and makes me want to make them all over again :)

Complete Amateur said...

These came out perfectly and are asolutely delicious.The dough is beautiful -can see they'll become a regular in our house! Thanks for the great recipe.

Amber said...

I see that it says bread flour and I've been looking for that at my grocery stores but can't seem to find it..should I use "cake flour" or regular flour???

~Amber~ said...

Amber
You should be able to find bread flour in any regular supermarket, I know that Wal-Mart carries it. You could also use the Pillsbury "Better for Bread" Flour. If you can not find it I would definitely use regular AP flour over cake flour.

Amber said...

I love looking at these Honey Yeast Rolls...

p.s. I left you an award on my blog. :-)

Anonymous said...

Is it possible, do you think, to make these rolls without the type of mixer that you describe? Could I either mix them by hand, or with a hand mixer?

~Amber~ said...

Anonymous - Yes, of course you can still make these rolls without a stand mixer. People were making breads and rolls far before mixers were ever invented. You just need a bit of elbow grease to mix and knead the dough good. :)

S and O said...

Yummmmm....those rolls are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this recipe I can't wait to try it out:)

Love your blog btw, just found it today and already am in love with all of the delicious things to look at!

Olivia

Allison said...

Have you doubled this? I really need more than twelve rolls, and was just wondering if you had already tried it, if it worked out well. They look so delicious!

~Amber~ said...

-Allison-
I am not sure that I have ever doubled the recipe but I do know that I get more than 12 rolls per recipe. I see no reason that the recipe could not be doubled though.

Allison said...

Thanks! I will let you know how they turn out, I am making them today!

Allison said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! These turned out so tender and just perfect! No more searching for the perfect roll!