Soft and fluffy and a pleasure to eat. They were finished in one sitting with some left over turkey soup. Please do not omit the honey. It’s the secret ingredient!!!
Arrange the balls on the prepared baking sheet, cover with a towel or plastic bag and let rest in a warm place
until doubled in size, about 1-1½ hours. Brush with egg wash before baking.
Bake in the top rack of the oven for 15-18 minutes. Switch off the oven in the last 5 minutes of baking.
Quick Butter and Honey Dinner Rolls
- 450g (3½ cups, 1Ib) all purpose flour
- 1¼ teaspoon instant yeast (I use Fleischmann’s)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ⅔ cup warm milk
- 2 eggs
- 45g (3 tablespoons) butter or margarine, melted
- 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water for egg wash
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC) ten minutes before using. Line a 13 x 9 inch (33 x 23 cm) baking sheet (tray) with parchment.
- Whisk or sift the flour, yeast and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer. Make a well in the centre of the flour.
- In another bowl, whisk together the honey, warm milk, eggs and melted butter until well blended. Pour this mixture into the well and mix using the dough hook at the lowest speed. As soon as the dough comes together feel it with your hands (it should be soft and a little sticky) if it’s hard add a few teaspoons of milk. Knead the dough for 8 minutes. If there is dough sticking on the sides of the bowl towards the end of the 8 minutes, slowly add 1-2 teaspoons flour, until the sides become clean. Remove the dough and divide it into 12 balls. Mine weighed 786g (28oz, 1.7Ib ) and each ball was 65g (2.3oz). Arrange on the prepared baking sheet, cover with a towel or plastic bag and let rest in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1-1½ hours (mine tripled). Brush the tops with egg wash before baking.
- Bake in the top rack of the oven for 15-18 minutes. Switch off the oven in the last 5 minutes of baking.
- For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. I use a 240ml American cup.
Points to Note
- Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperatures depending on your oven. I baked the Dinner Rolls at 375°F (190°C) for 18 minutes (switched off the oven in the last 5 minutes).