Honey Yeast Rolls

Making dough from stretch takes a little time, but the outcome is amazing!  Luckily with yeast doughs, you just have to work with it a little, leave it and come back, so it doesn’t keep you in the kitchen for long periods of time!  This is our families favorite roll recipe.  I love using honey with yeast.  It makes the dough have a slightly sweeter and all around great flavor!  Here is the link to the original recipe: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/honey-yeast-rolls-10000001611769/


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (or one package) of dry active yeast
  • 2/3 cups of honey (divided)
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (divided)


1. Combine 1/4 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon of honey.  Add 2 1/4 teaspoon of active dry yeast.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes.


2. Heat 1 3/4 cups milk in a saucepan over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.  Be sure to stir constantly so the milk doesn’t burn.


3. Stir together milk, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1/3 cup honey and 3 teaspoons salt


(At this point, this is what the water, honey and yeast mixture should look like)


4. Pour the yeast mixture with the milk, eggs, butter, and honey mixture.


5. Slowly add 5 cups of flour.  Turn up to medium speed and mix for 3 minutes. This is what the dough will look like:


6. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for an hour.


(This is what the dough will look like after sitting an hour)


7. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour.  Mix at medium speed for 5 minutes.



8.  Move the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for an hour.



9.  Take handfuls and roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Leave about 2 inches spacing between rolls.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.


10. Mix 1/2 a cup of butter with 1/4 cup of honey.  Melt the butter slightly and stir together.  Place the butter in the fridge until it firms up.



Spread a little honey butter on the roll, eat and enjoy!


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