I love my Kitchenaid stand mixer. Since I bought it, I’ve been baking up a storm. A storm of bread, that is. I’ve been trying all sorts of bread recipes so I decided I wanted to make some dinner rolls. And not just any dinner rolls. Honey Butter Dinner Rolls. Yum. I bet your mouth is already beginning to water. I mean, who doesn’t love the thought, or taste, of honey butter. And honey butter on dinner rolls? Fantastic!
The awesome thing about this recipe is that if you want to make hamburger or hot dog buns, you can easily shape the dough into either a hot dog bun shape or a hamburger bun shape. And if you don’t want honey butter hamburger or hot dog buns, you can easily sub the honey with sugar.
I found the inspiration for this recipe on Averie Cooks. I hope you enjoy my recipe and be sure to check out the original recipe as well. Enjoy!
Honey Butter Dinner Rolls
- 4 C all purpose flour, plus more if needed
- 1 packet of dry active yeast
- ⅓ C honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 C milk
- 1½ tbsp butter
- 1½ tbsp shortening
- 1 C water
- In the bowl of a stand up mixer, combine the yeast and water. Allow to sit until the mixture becomes foamy.
- In a sauce pan, combine the milk, honey, butter, shortening and salt over low heat. heat until the butter and shortening are just melted. Please note, the shortening may be lumpy. That's ok. DO NOT BOIL.
- Add the milk mixture and the beaten egg to the yeast mixture.Beat on low speed with the flat attachment for about 30 seconds.
- Ad 3¾ C of the flour to the mixture and beat until well combined.
- Remove the flat attachment and add the bread hook attachment. Knead for 8/10 minutes, adding the remaining flour until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl. Be sure to add small amounts. If you add too much, your rolls will end up dense rather than light and fluffy.
- Remove the dough ball from the mixer and place into a large, oiled bowl and cover. Allow to rise for 1-2 hours or until double in size.
- Punch the dough down and shape into a ball. Cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
- On a floured surface, roll the dough into a long tube shape and cut into 16-18 pieces. Shape into balls and place into 2 greased round cake pans.
- Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
- Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes, or until the top is golden.
- Meanwhile, combine 1 tbsp melted butter and 1 tsp of honey.
- Once the rolls are done baking, remove from the oven and spread the honey butter mixture on top.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack.