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/

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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:

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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