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Honey butter rolls are perfect for any dinner or holiday festivity. Light, fluffy, and just the right amount of sweetness!

Honey butter rolls are perfect for any dinner, dinner party, or holiday festivity. They’re so light and fluffy and have the perfect amount of sweetness!

Honey butter rolls are perfect for any dinner or holiday festivity. Light, fluffy, and just the right amount of sweetness!

Honey butter rolls are perfect for any dinner or holiday festivity. Light, fluffy, and just the right amount of sweetness!

There’s two types of bakers. Yeast lovers and yeast haters. I fall into the yeast haters category. I don’t know what it is but I always have trouble with yeast. I’m never excited about it and I think I’m too much of a perfectionist to work with it. They always say the temperature of the water should be between 110-115 degrees Fahrenheit. I tend to freak out about this temperature (a lot) and I’ll use a thermometer but then once it drops a bit in temperature, I’m like OMG IT’S NEVER GOING TO PROOF. Yeah, I tend to stay far away from yeast.

But, I love my carbs so freaking much and I love homemade bread that sometimes I sacrifice my hatred and turn it into love.

Thankfully, when I wanted to make these rolls, Rachel was in town and she’s yeast queen so she made these with me! I made these rolls a week before she came and it was a massive fail. Honestly, it was probably the yeast that had already been sitting in the cabinet for too long, but it was also probably because I’m not a yeast whisperer.

Honey butter rolls are perfect for any dinner or holiday festivity. Light, fluffy, and just the right amount of sweetness!

Honey butter rolls are perfect for any dinner or holiday festivity. Light, fluffy, and just the right amount of sweetness!

Of course these turned out perfectly. Rachel knows her stuff! :) I was so stinkin’ happy watching them rise and then eating them up. They were so delicious and better than I thought! I love the hint of sweetness from the honey and I loved how light and fluffy these were. They’re super easy to make (of course, after you get your yeast to proof, lol) and I would likely make this again…by myself!

Honey butter rolls are perfect for any dinner or holiday festivity. Light, fluffy, and just the right amount of sweetness!

Honey Butter Rolls

Honey butter rolls are perfect for any dinner, dinner party, or holiday festivity. They're so light and fluffy and have the perfect amount of sweetness!
Prep Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 55 mins
Servings: 12 rolls
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Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup milk, heated to 115 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast, or one 1/4 ounce envelope
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs

For the tops of the rolls

  • 1 ½ tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  • In a 2-cup measuring cup, add warm milk, yeast and sugar. Stir gently with a spoon or knife, then let sit for 5 minutes. The mixture should be bubbly and poofy after 5 minutes. If it isn't, your yeast didn't proof. Dump it out and start over.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add melted butter, bread flour, salt, and eggs. Mix together with the paddle attachment until just combined then add the milk-yeast mixture. Switch to the dough hook attachment and continue to knead the dough for 5-7 minutes until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and forms a nice, smooth, and elastic ball.
  • Lightly grease a large bowl and gently flip the dough around to cover with grease. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a dark, warm place for about an hour, or until dough has doubled in size.
  • After the dough has doubled in size, punch the dough down and divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Divide those 4 pieces into 3 equal pieces and form into balls and place into a 9-inch pie dish, about 1-inch apart from each other. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise again for 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix together the ingredients for the glaze and using a pastry brush, brush the glaze on top of each roll.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.

Notes

Source: adapted from Red Star Yeast via Completely Delicious

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 Roll | Calories: 197 kcal | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 7 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g

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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick and easy

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Suzanne

Sunday 30th of November 2014

Thanks for the great recipe! I made them for Thanksgiving dinner just a couple days ago. I did have a problem though: despite raising beautifully in the bowl, once I transferred them to the baking dish/brushed them with the honey butter, they fell (but only slightly). More disappointing is they fell even more in the oven. I live at 6250 feet elevation. Do you think this could be the reason? We've not lived here terribly long, especially if you take into account the scarce baking I've done every since. Do you have suggestions for me?

Julie

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

Yeah, it's definitely the elevation :( I'm sorry! I actually don't know anything about baking in a higher elevation :(

Debi

Friday 28th of November 2014

Fabulous, doubled the recipe for some yummy leftovers!! Tasty, light, easy and delicious......

Julie

Sunday 30th of November 2014

So glad you enjoyed this! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Carol

Saturday 1st of February 2014

They look amazing. I want to try them. Do you grease the pie plate you put the rolls in to rise and bake?

Julie

Monday 3rd of February 2014

Hi Carol, I actually didn't grease the pie plate but if you want to, you certainly can, just to ensure it comes out clean!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Tuesday 31st of December 2013

I have a honey butter roll recipe (okay a few) and yours look great! Having that go-to recipe in your back pocket for great dinner rolls is worth it's weight in gold! Pinned!

Christine (CookTheStory)

Monday 23rd of December 2013

You have nice buns. No seriously, they look amazing.

Julie

Monday 23rd of December 2013

Haha! Why thank you, Christine ;)