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Soft Dinner Rolls with Honey
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Super Soft Honey Dinner Rolls

These Super Soft Honey Dinner Rolls are so soft, tender, and fluffy. The perfect side for a comforting dinner!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner rolls, honey dinner rolls, soft dinner rolls, yeast rolls
Servings: 12 rolls
Author: Tania

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk, warmed to 110 to 115 F
  • 1 package (0.25 oz) active dry yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 ½ to 4 cups bread flour
  • Melted butter for brushing

Honey Butter (optional)

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  • Pour warm milk (110-115 degrees F) into the bowl of stand mixer. Add sugar and yeast. Stir, and let it stand for about 10 minutes until frothy.
  • Set up the dough hook attachment in the stand mixer. With the mixer on low speed, mix the eggs, 1/4 cup melted and cooled unsalted butter, honey, and salt. Increase to medium speed, and add flour 3 cups flour, 1 cup at a time. Add the remaining flour in 1/4 cup increments as needed, until a dough has formed. If it’s sticking to the bowl too much, continue adding flour in ¼ cup increments. I ended up using 3 1/2 cups. The dough should be slightly sticky, moist, and manageable.
  • Transfer to a floured surface and knead by hand about 4 minutes, sprinkling more flour as necessary. The dough should be moist, slightly sticky, and should spring back slowly when poked. Do not over-knead or the bread will be tough.
  • Form into a ball and place on a lightly oiled bowl (olive oil is fine), making sure to coat the dough with some of the oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm environment for about 1 hour, until doubled in size.
  • Punch down the dough and transfer to a clean surface. Cut the dough in half, and then each half into 6 equal pieces.
  • Shape into balls, pinching the bottom. Arrange in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for another hour in a warm environment, until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F while the dough is rising.
  • Brush bread with melted butter. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • Combine butter with honey with a whisk. Brush some over the top and/or use it as a spread.