Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Honey Rolls

I cannot tell you how excited I am that these actually turned out and taste fantastic! One of my personal goals is to make yummy tasting bread that is fluffy and yeasty...these were all of those! These have a hint of sweetness due to the honey you add in the dough and the honey and butter mixture you brush on the top before you bake them, although despite the sweetness, I think this bread would be great as a loaf for your favorite sandwich!

Honey Rolls
Yields 12 rolls

2 tsp active dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup honey, plus 1 Tbsp for brushing
1 tsp salt
1 egg
3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp butter, melted

In a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the water and let it sit for 5 minutes.

Add the honey, salt and egg to the yeast mixture and stir until blended. Add 3 cups flour and mix until the dough comes together, it will be sticky. On a lightly floured surface knead the dough until soft and elastic, about 8 minutes, adding more flour to keep the dough from sticking if necessary, being careful not to add too much flour. The dough will become more workable the longer you knead it. If you have a stand mixture, attache the dough hook and knead the dough for 5-7 minutes, or until it becomes elastic.

Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and let the dough rise in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 2 hours.

Punch the dough down and divide into 12 equal portions. Shape into round balls and place in a lightly greased pan. Cover and let rise for another 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and the 1 Tbsp honey. Brush over the rolls and bake 10-13 minutes, or until lightly browned.

12 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

They look fabulous and sound fantastic.

Cooking with K said...

These look so good...I am pinning this one!

Lisa said...

That bread looks so soft and fluffy. What a wonderful accompaniment to any meal.

Bethie said...

Oh I know these are good, HONEY, your favorite. You make me a batch and hand deliver, please.

Lynn said...

Oh these look soooo good! I am lusting after them right now. Going to print this out and hope to try it soon. Yum.

amanda said...

i can't tell you how excited i am that you are blogging again! ;)

Trisha said...

The bread looks so hearty and gorgeous!

Claire said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Joy said...

The bread looks wonderful.

Bonnie said...

I am definitely going to try this recipe! There is nothing better than homemade rolls...from scratch...and that is the way I prefer to go! Thanks for posting this...I've got the honey standing by and ready...maybe tomorrow!

Megan said...

That picture has me drooling! They look so fluffy and I like the the sweetness from the honey.

Valerie said...

They look so good. I'm afraid mine wouldn't turn out so beautifully, but maybe I'll be brave and give it a try.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Honey Rolls

I cannot tell you how excited I am that these actually turned out and taste fantastic! One of my personal goals is to make yummy tasting bread that is fluffy and yeasty...these were all of those! These have a hint of sweetness due to the honey you add in the dough and the honey and butter mixture you brush on the top before you bake them, although despite the sweetness, I think this bread would be great as a loaf for your favorite sandwich!

Honey Rolls
Yields 12 rolls

2 tsp active dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup honey, plus 1 Tbsp for brushing
1 tsp salt
1 egg
3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp butter, melted

In a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the water and let it sit for 5 minutes.

Add the honey, salt and egg to the yeast mixture and stir until blended. Add 3 cups flour and mix until the dough comes together, it will be sticky. On a lightly floured surface knead the dough until soft and elastic, about 8 minutes, adding more flour to keep the dough from sticking if necessary, being careful not to add too much flour. The dough will become more workable the longer you knead it. If you have a stand mixture, attache the dough hook and knead the dough for 5-7 minutes, or until it becomes elastic.

Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and let the dough rise in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 2 hours.

Punch the dough down and divide into 12 equal portions. Shape into round balls and place in a lightly greased pan. Cover and let rise for another 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and the 1 Tbsp honey. Brush over the rolls and bake 10-13 minutes, or until lightly browned.

12 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

They look fabulous and sound fantastic.

Cooking with K said...

These look so good...I am pinning this one!

Lisa said...

That bread looks so soft and fluffy. What a wonderful accompaniment to any meal.

Bethie said...

Oh I know these are good, HONEY, your favorite. You make me a batch and hand deliver, please.

Lynn said...

Oh these look soooo good! I am lusting after them right now. Going to print this out and hope to try it soon. Yum.

amanda said...

i can't tell you how excited i am that you are blogging again! ;)

Trisha said...

The bread looks so hearty and gorgeous!

Claire said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Joy said...

The bread looks wonderful.

Bonnie said...

I am definitely going to try this recipe! There is nothing better than homemade rolls...from scratch...and that is the way I prefer to go! Thanks for posting this...I've got the honey standing by and ready...maybe tomorrow!

Megan said...

That picture has me drooling! They look so fluffy and I like the the sweetness from the honey.

Valerie said...

They look so good. I'm afraid mine wouldn't turn out so beautifully, but maybe I'll be brave and give it a try.