Making homemade bread has become one of my favorite things to do. There is just something about yeast permeating the entire house with the smell of freshly baked bread.
Yeast rolls are no exception. I used to buy the frozen ones from the store all the time until I realized how ridiculously easy they were to make, so I quit buying them pre-made and started making them fresh.
It makes a WORLD of difference — let me tell you!
You will want to go make a batch of these as soon as you are done reading. They go great with some fried chicken, mashed potatoes and homemade mac and cheese — a southern meal for a southern gal 🙂
- 2¼ teaspoon instant yeast
- 1 cup warm water (105°-115° F)
- ¼ cup honey
- 3 tablespoon canola oil
- 1½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 4 cups bread flour, separated
- vegetable cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon honey
- In the bowl of an electric mixer using your paddle attachment, combine the yeast and warm water. Add the honey, oil, salt, and egg and mix well. Add 3 cups of the bread flour and mix until the dough comes together. It will be a bit sticky. With the mixer on low speed, add the remaining 1 cup flour and mix until it is incorporated into the dough. Now remove the paddle attachment and switch to the dough hook, and continue kneading on low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
- Form the dough into a ball and transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, turning once to coat. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free spot until it doubles in bulk, about 2 hours (I usually do this in my oven)
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 30 seconds. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Punch the dough down and divide into 12 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and place into a round, lightly greased baking dish, spacing evenly. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 20 minutes. Mix together the melted butter and honey, and brush lightly over the tops of the rolls. Bake at 400° for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature.
This post is linked to: Just another Meatless Monday, My Meatless Mondays, Motivate Me Monday, Mouthwatering Monday, Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Mangia Mondays, Muffin Mondays, and Hunk of Meat Monday.