Sourdough bread is ALL the rage right now and while we are all about it, we can’t forget about one of our favorite carbs, a buttered yeast roll. A perfected yeast roll can be the shining star of any dinner party and we’re here to share one of our favorite recipes that delivers this buttery goodness in one hour! Let’s just say, we love this recipe so much that we created our Honey Buttered Roll Candleberry Candle to pay homage to this traditional treat. See the recipe below adapted from Gimme Some Oven and let us know in the comments what you think!
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon active-dry yeast
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- extra melted butter, for brushing on top
- Prep your oven and baking dish. Heat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and set aside.
- Heat the liquids. In a microwave-safe bowl (or saucepan, see below), stir together the water and melted butter, then add in the milk and honey and stir until combined.
- Microwave the mixture for 1 minute and give it a stir. Continue microwaving the mixture in 15 second intervals, until it reaches 110°F. It will be warm but not hot to the touch. (*Alternately, you can heat the mixture over medium-low heat in a saucepan until it reaches 110°F.)
- Add yeast. Pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle the yeast evenly on top, give it a quick stir with a fork to combine, and let the yeast activate for 5 minutes until it is foamy.
- Add dry ingredients. Add in 3 1/2 cups of flour (not all of the flour) and the salt.
- Mix. Use the dough-hook to mix in the dry ingredients on medium-low speed until combined. If the dough is sticking to the sides of the bowl, add in 1/4 cup more flour at a time until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and is only slightly sticky to the touch. (Only use up to 4 cups of flour total.) Continue mixing on low speed for 4-5 minutes until the dough is smooth. Then form the dough into a ball with your hands and transfer it to a greased bowl.
- Let the dough rise. Cover the bowl with a damp towel or paper towel, and let it rise briefly for 15 minutes.
- Form the rolls. Gently punch the dough down and divide into 15 equal-sized pieces. Form each piece into a ball and place the dough balls in the greased baking dish. Cover the dish again with a damp towel or paper towel and let the dough balls rise for an additional 15-20 minutes.
- Bake. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes, or until the rolls are lightly golden brown on top and cooked through.
- Brush with more butter. Transfer the baking dish to a wire cooling rack and brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter.