Thursday, May 27, 2010

Honey Yeast Rolls

OMGoodness.....luscious, yeasty, honey delight. I am still in the "newlywed" phase of my love affair with yeast....we are still trying to figure each other out! Sometimes, I end up with bread or rolls that are perfect, and other times....well, not so good. With the exception of my overbaking these just a bit, these rolls turned out wonderful, even if I do say so myself! (I think that my dinner company enjoyed them as well!) I am looking foward to making them again very soon!

Honey Yeast Rolls
Annie's Eats

2 1/4 tsp. instant yeast (I used jarred bread machine yeast)
1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
1/4 cup honey
3 tbs. canola oil
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
4 cups bread flour
cooking spray
2 tbs. melted butter
2 tbs. honey

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the yeast and warm water. Add the honey, oil, salt, and egg and mix well. Add 3 cups of the flour and mix until the dough comes together in a sticky mass. Switch to the dough hook and, with the mixer on low speed, incorporate the remaining 1 cup of flour. Continue kneading on low speed for about 8 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Transfer to a lighly oiled bowl, turn once to coat, and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm, draft-free spot until doubled in bulk, about 2 hours.

Turn the dough out onto a lighly floured work surface and knead for 30 seconds. Cover with a towl and let rest for 10 minutes. Punch the dough down and divide into 10-12 equal size pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth ball and place into a round, lightly greased 9- or 10- inch baking dish, spacing evenly. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free spot for 20-30 minutes, or until about doubled.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix together the melted butter and honey, and brush the tops of the rolls with the mixture. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and rolls are baked through. Let cool slightly before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Oh those look yummy! They look a lot lighter than the ones I made tonight. I'll have to give these a try! And I can't wait for the bun recipe!! ; )


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