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Honey Bread Rolls

close-up photo of honey bread rolls in a pan

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.

photo of honey bread rollsphoto of bread rolls in a pan
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.

close-up photo of bread rolls

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.
photo of a bread roll on a plate
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

Servings: 12 rolls
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
These rolls are soft with just a hint of sweetness.


  • 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.


Recipe source: Pastry Affair


Serving: 1roll, Calories: 156kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 201mg, Potassium: 49mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1.5mg, Net Carbs: 30g

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.

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10 comments on “Honey Bread Rolls”

  1. Such lovely pictures! And I feel the same way about the waiting time involved making bread!

    • I think I need to check out a few more recipes from the Five Minutes a Day for Artisan bread book. But the few that I didn’t really wow me like breads that require the kneading and proofing.

  2. These turned out just perfect. Your photos are gorgeous!

  3. this bread looks great.
    i love bread with a hint of honey… especially soft ones!!
    yummy recipe

  4. Great pictures, these look so delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try making these, although I would probably eat the whole batch all by myself.

    Saw these on foodgawker and look forward to exploring your blog!

  5. Your site is fantastic! I will definitely be trying out this recipe Thanks for posting

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