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4.8 from 5 votes

Honey Rolls

Impress your family with these soft and fluffy Honey Rolls! Easy to make and utterly delicious, these rolls are the perfect addition to any meal or simply enjoyed on their own with a bit of butter!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner rolls, honey rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup water lukewarm
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Activate the yeast: In a small bowl combine the lukewarm water and yeast. Stir and let it rest for about 5 to 10 minutes until the yeast activates, you will notice bubbles forming. If no bubbles have formed, chances are your yeast is dead and your rolls won’t turn out.
  • Make the dough: Add the yeast mixture to the bowl of your mixer, then add the honey, salt, and mix until combined. Add flour and mix with the dough attachment for 5-7 minutes, or until elastic and the dough comes off clean from the sides of the bowl. If the dough is so sticky that it doesn't come clean from the sides of the bowl, keep adding a tablespoon of flour at a time, until it comes clean.
  • First Rise: In a large bowl add a bit of oil, about a tbsp and place the dough in the bowl, rolling it around so that it gets oil all over, this way it won’t get dry. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel. You need to let the dough rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • Form your buns: Punch down the dough to let the air out then divide into 12 equal portions, and shape each portion into a round ball. Place in a 9×13 inch baking dish coated lightly with cooking spray.
  • Second rise: Cover with a clean damp kitchen towel and let them rise for another 20 minutes or until they’ve doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
  • Glaze the rolls: In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and 1 tablespoon of remaining honey. Brush evenly over the rolls.
  • Bake the rolls: Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Notes

Make ahead: These rolls can be made the night before up until you shape them and place them in a baking pan. You can then cover them and place them in the fridge overnight. The rolls will continue to rise in the fridge but at a slower pace. The next morning, simply take them out from the fridge and let them come to room temperature, brush them with the honey butter, then bake.
Storing: Cool the rolls completely before storing. Place them in a plastic storage bag or breadbox, or wrap in foil and store at room temperature. Properly stored, this rolls will last for about 2 to 3 days at normal room temperature.
Freezing: Once they have fully cooled, wrap them well with foil and store in an airtight container. Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 2 months in the freezer. Thaw them at room temperature. Reheat, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1.6mg