1 cmilk(warmed to 110-115 degrees F/43-46 degrees C)
⅓ clight brown sugar
⅓ cbutter(unsalted, melted - plus ¼ c melted for brushing the rolls)
3 call-purpose flour(plus more for your work surface)
Cinnamon Honey Butter
½ cbutter(softened at room temperature)
1 teaspoonground cinnamon
2 tablespoonconfectioners sugar(optional)
Texas Roadhouse Dinner Rolls
Begin with letting your yeast proof in a small bowl with the warmed milk and light brown sugar for 5-10 minutes. It should be nice and frothy when activated.
While the yeast is proofing, I usually combine my dry ingredients (flour and salt) in a large bowl or my stand mixer bowl and melt the first ⅓ c portion of my unsalted butter and beat the egg. Set everything aside until ready to combine all components.
Add the proofed yeast mixture to the dry ingredients, then add the melted butter and beaten egg. Combine until you have a smooth dough that is a bit wetter than the usual bread dough. Turn the dough into an oiled large bowl, turning the dough to coat it with the oil on all sides. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel and allow it to rise until doubled in size, about 90 minutes.
Punch the risen dough down a little less than half way, and turn out onto a well floured work surface. Knead just enough to incorporate some of the flour so that the dough is not as sticky, about 2 minutes. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
Roll the dough out into roughly a 14x12 square a bit over a ½ inch in thickness and, using a sharp knife, cut into 12 equal portions. Double the portions over and place them onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet about a ½ inch from each other and the baking sheet edges. Cover with a damp towel or oil coated plastic wrap and allow to rise for 25-30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and coat the rolls with half of the second portion of melted unsalted butter. Bake the rolls for 15-18 minutes, remove from the oven when lightly golden browned, and coat with the remaining melted butter. Serve immediately.
Cinnamon Honey Butter
Whip together the room temperature butter, cinnamon, honey and (optional) confectioners sugar with a fork. Serve with the dinner rolls at room temperature.
*If your yeast is not frothy after allowing it to proof with the warmed milk and sugar, first double check the temperature of the milk and try again. If that doesn't work your yeast may no longer be 'alive'. Try a different batch of yeast.**Store any remaining cinnamon honey butter in the refrigerator.