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Better than Texas roadhouse rolls

They'll Think You Stole Them From the Restaurant: Better-Than-Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Calling all bread lovers! Craving those warm, fluffy rolls from Texas Roadhouse but want to skip the wait? Look no further! This recipe unlocks the secret to homemade rolls that are even better than their restaurant counterparts. These rolls boast a delightful honey sweetness, a touch of warm cinnamon, and a melt-in-your-mouth texture that will have everyone begging for seconds.

Ingredients:

  • For the Sweet and Soft Dough:
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 8-9 cups all-purpose flour
    • 8 tablespoons melted butter
    • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    • 1/2 cup warm milk (110-115 degrees Fahrenheit)

Instructions:

  1. Waking Up the Yeast: In a large bowl, combine the yeast, warm milk, and honey. Give it a good stir with a spoon until the yeast dissolves completely. Let this mixture sit for 5 minutes. You'll see bubbles appear on the surface – that's the yeast activating and getting ready to work its magic!

  2. Spicing Up the Dough: Once the yeast is activated, sprinkle in the ground cinnamon and stir it into the mixture.

  3. Mixing Machine Magic (or Good Old-Fashioned Elbow Grease): If you have a stand mixer, this is the perfect time to put it to good use. Transfer the yeast mixture to the bowl of your stand mixer. If you don't have a stand mixer, no worries! Just use a large bowl and a good old-fashioned wooden spoon.

  4. Building the Dough: With the dough hook attachment on your stand mixer (or using your spoon), add 6 tablespoons of melted butter, the eggs, and 4 cups of flour. Mix on low speed until everything is incorporated into a smooth dough.

  5. Incorporating the Rest: Gradually add the remaining flour and salt, and continue kneading the dough with the dough hook or by hand for 7-9 minutes. The dough will be slightly sticky at first, but don't be tempted to add too much flour. Keep kneading until the dough becomes smooth and elastic, pulling away from the sides of the bowl and forming a slightly tacky ball.

  6. Dough Rising Time: Lightly grease a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Place your kneaded dough ball in the greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or plastic wrap to create a humid environment. Find a warm spot in your kitchen and let the dough rise for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.

  7. Preparing the Baking Canvas: While the dough rises, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Prepare your baking sheet(s) by lining them with parchment paper. You can also brush the parchment paper with some melted butter to prevent sticking.

  8. Shaping the Rolls: Once the dough has doubled in size, it's time to shape your rolls! Lightly flour a work surface and transfer the dough onto it. Gently knead the dough a few times to release any air bubbles.

    Pinch off pieces of dough and roll them into balls with a diameter of about 2-2 ½ inches (6 centimeters). Place each dough ball on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them for rising.

  9. Baking to Golden Perfection: Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown on top.

  10. A Buttery Blissful Finish (Optional): Once the rolls are out of the oven, brush them with melted butter for an extra touch of richness and shine.

  11. Enjoy Warm and Fresh! Let the rolls cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve them warm and enjoy these delicious homemade rolls that surpass even the best Texas Roadhouse offerings!

Tips:

  • For an even richer flavor, substitute brown butter for the melted butter in the recipe.
  • If you don't have a stand mixer, don't worry! Kneading the dough by hand for 7-9 minutes will achieve the same results.
  • Leftover rolls can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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