We love steakhouses: the beef, the baked potatoes, the bread rolls. And for perfect steakhouse rolls, you have to try Texas Roadhouse rolls. Warm yeast bread, made from scratch and baked every five minutes, with that perfect crisp on the outside, soft on the inside texture. Oh, and then there's the cinnamon honey butter that goes with the Texas Roadhouse rolls. Delightful doesn't even begin to describe these yummy yeast rolls. The first time you make this bread recipe you'll be delighted at how easy it is without using a bread machine!
We've got a copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls recipe here for when you're craving those buttery dinner rolls but can't make it to one of their locations. The total time to make this roll recipe is about an hour and a half, but most of that time is letting the dough rise, and you can do that while preparing the rest of dinner. Start off by combining the active dry yeast, sugar, and warm water and let sit until bubbly, about seven minutes. Add the milk and the rest of the sugar and stir.
Pour the yeast mixture into a stand mixer and add the butter and one large egg, mixing to combine. Add the all-purpose flour (or bread flour) and a teaspoon Kosher salt and combine. Once a dough has formed, switch over to the dough hook and knead until the dough is smooth about 5-6 minutes. Remove from the bowl and shape into a round ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about an hour.
Sure, the prep time is a little long, but it's worth it for this side dish.
Turn the dough onto a well-floured surface and roll dough out with a rolling pin until it's about 3/4-inch thick. Use a pizza cutter to cut out 3-inch squares of the soft dough and place on a greased baking sheet or cookie sheet, about 1-2 inches apart. Let the rolls rise until doubled, about 15-20 minutes, and preheat your oven to 350ºF.
Bake the rolls until deep golden brown, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
To serve with your Texas Roadhouse rolls, we've also got a copycat recipe for their amazing cinnamon honey butter. Take room temperature butter and mix it together with honey and cinnamon in a small bowl. If you use unsalted butter, you might add a pinch of salt to the honey cinnamon butter mix. Also, you may yourself using this butter recipe on everything from cornbread to muffins to pancakes, and we definitely approve of that!
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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls
For The Rolls
- 1 pkg active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 4-5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp melted butter
For The Cinnamon Butter
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp honey
- In a liquid measuring cup combine the yeast, 1 Tbsp sugar, and warm water and let sit until bubbly, about 7 minutes. Add the milk and the rest of the sugar and stir.
- Pour the mixture into a stand-mixer and add the butter and egg, mixing to combine. Add the flour and salt and combine. Once a dough has formed switch over to the dough hook and knead until the dough is smooth, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from the bowl and shape into a round ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Turn the dough onto a well floured surface and roll out to 3/4-inch thick. Cut out squares of dough about 3-inches and place on a cookie sheet, about 1-2 inches apart. Let rise until doubled, about 15-20 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
- Bake the rolls until deep brown, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
For The Cinnamon Butter
- Prepare the cinnamon butter by creaming together the butter, cinnamon, and honey until fluffy. Serve with warm rolls.
Perfect PairingServe these Texas Roadhouse Rolls with a side of Slow Cooker Creamed Corn. [embed_recipe id='18165']
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