I’ve been a little obsessed with making bread lately. Freshly baked bread is so delicious and makes the house smell so good. I only wish it wasn’t such a pain to make. I hate having to wait for the dough to proof.
Anyway, this weekend I tried out these honey rolls I found on The Pastry Affair. I love honey and these sweet rolls just looked so tender and inviting.
The dough portion is actually really easy to make. But then you do have to let the dough proof for two hours, and then rest for another 20 minutes after you shape them into rolls.
The end result was delicious. I will definitely have to make these again. I could barely wait for these rolls to cool before breaking one open as soon as I took them out of the oven. The rolls are soft, tender, and just a little bit sweet.
I followed the recipe for the most part. I reduced the honey slightly and instead of kneading by hand, I used my stand mixer with the dough hook attachment which was a lot easier and the dough was ready before 8 minutes. You can view the full recipe here.
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Honey Bread Rolls
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 cup barely warm water
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp honey divided
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3 cups all-purpose flour plus extra if necessary
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- In a large mixing bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and leave it for five minutes. Add the honey, salt and egg and stir until combined. Add 3 cups of flour and stir until the dough comes together.
- In a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, knead the dough for five to seven minutes or until the dough is elastic. If needed, add flour a small amount at a time if the dough is too sticky. Be careful not to add too much.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap and a clean dish towel. Leave the dough to rise for about two hours or until it’s doubled in size.
- Spray a baking pan lightly with cooking spray. Deflate the dough by gently punching it down and divide it into 12 equal parts. Form each part into a ball and place each in the prepared pan. Cover the pan with a dish towel and rest the dough balls for about 20 minutes. While the dough balls rest preheat the oven to 400°F.
- In a small bowl, combine the melted butter with one tablespoon of honey. Brush the honey on the rolls. Bake the rolls for 10 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.