Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe

Texas Roadhouse Rolls are famous for their light, fluffy texture and slightly sweet flavor. These rolls are perfect for any occasion, from a cozy family dinner to a festive holiday gathering. Serve them warm with a generous slather of honey cinnamon butter for the ultimate treat.

Ingredients

For the Rolls:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for kneading)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110°F / 43°C)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg

For the Honey Cinnamon Butter:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Yeast:
    • In a small bowl, combine the warm milk and 1 tablespoon of the sugar.
    • Sprinkle the yeast over the milk mixture and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  2. Make the Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining sugar, melted butter, and salt.
    • Add the yeast mixture and the egg, mixing until well combined.
    • Gradually add the flour, one cup at a time, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  3. Knead the Dough:
    • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
    • Knead for about 8-10 minutes, adding more flour as necessary to keep the dough from sticking, until it is smooth and elastic.
  4. First Rise:
    • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning to coat all sides.
    • Cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap.
    • Let it rise in a warm place for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until doubled in size.
  5. Shape the Rolls:
    • Punch down the dough to release any air.
    • Roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness.
    • Cut the dough into 2-inch squares using a sharp knife or a dough cutter.
  6. Second Rise:
    • Place the dough squares on a greased baking sheet, spaced about 1 inch apart.
    • Cover and let rise again for about 30-45 minutes, or until they puff up.
  7. Bake the Rolls:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Bake the rolls for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Prepare the Honey Cinnamon Butter:
    • While the rolls are baking, mix together the softened butter, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  9. Serve:
    • Brush the warm rolls with melted butter right out of the oven.
    • Serve them with the honey cinnamon butter and enjoy!

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