Honey Yeast Dinner Rolls

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been posting some of the recipes I made for the mini-Thanksgiving meal that Hubby and I had. Any of these recipes would also be perfect for upcoming Christmas meals.

These rolls are amazing. I love the flavor of the honey and butter in these rolls. They’re amazing straight out of the oven or at room temperature. I made these early in the morning so they weren’t in the oven while the turkey was cooking. They were as soft and tender the next day as they were an hour after they came out of the oven.

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Honey Yeast Dinner Rolls

Yield: 12


2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
1 cup warm water (105°-115° F)
1/4 cup honey
3 Tbsp canola oil
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 cups bread flour
vegetable cooking spray
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1 Tbsp honey


In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the yeast and warm water.

Add the honey, oil, salt and egg and mix well.

Add 3 cups of the flour and mix until the dough comes together in a sticky mass.

With the mixer on low speed, add the remaining 1 cup flour and mix until it is incorporated into the dough.

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.

Turn the dough 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.

Recipe as seen on Cook Like A Champion, originally from A Cookie A Day

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9 Responses to “Honey Yeast Dinner Rolls”

  1. #
    EliFla — December 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    These rolls are delishous…thank you, ciao Flavia

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    Lisa — December 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    These rolls look fantastic and I love the idea of using honey to sweeten them. By the way, I’m holding a giveaway on my blog for Orglamix Organic makeup and you’re welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/orglamix-organic-mineral-makeup-review.html

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    helen — December 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    gosh, i can just taste them, hot out of the oven. Please come and cook them at my house!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — December 9, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I would like one of these straight from the oven with a pat of butter. 🙂

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    Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen — December 10, 2010 at 1:52 am

    These are my favorite rolls! We had them on Thanksgiving as well, and as usual, they were delicious!

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    Paula — December 10, 2010 at 9:29 am

    what a delicious looking dinner rolls!

    have a nice weekend!

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    Shannon — December 11, 2010 at 1:15 am

    ooh, wow, these look like a perfect accompaniment to a holiday meal 🙂

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    Kerstin — December 11, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I made these exact same rolls for Thanksgiving! And I loved them – I hoarded all the leftover ones for myself – haha 🙂

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    sheila @ Elements — May 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    They look like they melt in your mouth! I’ve bookmarked it and will definitely make some these days! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I can’t wait to try them! 🙂

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