I am going to share my personal butter roll recipe that EVERYONE loves.  I'm not just pretending here, this bread is loved by everyone who has ever eaten it. If you like the yeast rolls or butter rolls from places like Texas Steakhouse or Golden Corral, then you will really love these.  I use my bread machine to make the dough but you could mix it, knead it, wait, punch it down and let it rise before you form it to be cooked if you like.

I let my machine do all the work on the dough and I spend my time shaping and rising it.

You will need:
  • 7 oz. Milk
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 3 1/4 cup of bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 packet of high rising yeast (2 oz.)

1. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.  The bread comes out so much better when you do.
2.  Add ingredients to the bread machine in the order they are listed above.
3.  Set to dough setting and start.
4.  For the first few minutes keep an eye on it to be sure some of the ingredients don't end up trapped in the corners of the bread machine carrier.  If they do, simply open the lid and scrap down the sides so everything is kneaded together well.  You can also grease the inside of the bread machine carrier to keep things from sticking when they begin to mix but still check it just in case.

* If you don't use a bread machine, then mix all ingredients together well, let the dough sit/rise (covered) for 45 minutes.  After rising time you are ready to begin to shape your dough.

5.  Remove dough from machine/bowl onto a well greased counter top.  Use well greased hands to lightly knead the dough one last time as you form it to bake.

*I have made two small loaves with this dough before by dividing it in half and allowing it to rise separately on a cookie sheet.  I have also divided it and cooked only half and wrapped the second half tightly in plastic wrap twice to freeze until I needed it again.  If you freeze any dough, allow it to come to room temperature (thaw) and allow it to rise again in the pan it will be baked in before cooking it. You can thaw in the refrigerator over night and shape the next day for cooking also.

6.  As you can see from my picture above, I like to divide the dough into rolls and place in a 13x9 inch dish to rise for a final hour before baking.  The dish will fill up as the bread rises and bakes.

Bake at 350 for 22-27 minutes.  Keep an eye on it and take it out when it is lightly browned.  You can brush honey butter over it when you take it out or before you bake it for a nice shiny light brown look and extra sweetness.

* You can also glaze with egg glaze if preferred.  (Egg glaze = mix together 1 egg & 1 tbsp milk or water) 

Happy Snacking ~
Recipe by Julie Branstetter