If you’ve ever dined at Texas Roadhouse, you’ve probably fallen in love with their irresistible rolls. These soft, buttery rolls are a delightful start to any meal, and now you can recreate that magic in your own kitchen. This homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls recipe will guide you through the steps to make these delicious rolls from scratch. Get ready for the aroma of freshly baked bread to fill your home.
Who Is This Recipe For?
This Texas Roadhouse Rolls recipe is perfect for:
- Bread Enthusiasts: If you love the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread, you’ll adore these rolls.
- Home Bakers: If you enjoy baking from scratch and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it, this is an excellent recipe to try.
- Texas Roadhouse Fans: For anyone who can’t get enough of these rolls, now you can enjoy them anytime you like.
Why It’s Great
Homemade Goodness: Making these rolls at home means you can enjoy them fresh out of the oven.
Impress Your Guests: Serve these rolls at gatherings or holiday dinners, and your guests will be thoroughly impressed.
Customizable: You can adjust the size and amount of butter to suit your preferences.
You won’t need much kitchen equipment to prepare these delectable rolls:
- Large mixing bowl.
- Small bowl for activating yeast.
- Small saucepan.
- Baking sheets.
- Pastry brush.
1. Can I make the rolls smaller or larger?
Yes, you can adjust the size of the rolls to your preference. Just note that baking time may vary.
2. Can I use active dry yeast instead of instant yeast?
Yes, you can use active dry yeast, but you might need to let it proof a bit longer.
3. What can I serve these rolls with?
These rolls are versatile and go well with various dishes. Enjoy them with soups, stews, barbecue, or simply with butter.
4. Can I make the dough in advance and bake later?
Yes, you can refrigerate the dough overnight and bake it the next day.
Food and Drink Pairings
These rolls are delightful on their own, but they’re also perfect for sopping up the delicious sauces of soups and stews. Enjoy them with a hot bowl of chili or a comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup. As for beverages, they pair wonderfully with iced tea, milk, or a good old glass of water.
- For the Rolls:
- 1 cup of whole milk.
- 1/4 cup of warm water (around 110°F or 45°C).
- 2 1/4 tsp of active dry yeast (1 packet).
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.
- 4 cups of all-purpose flour.
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened.
- 1 large egg.
- 2 tsp of salt.
- Butter (for brushing).
- For the Honey Cinnamon Butter (Optional):
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened.
- 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.
- 1/4 cup of honey.
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon.
1st Step: Activate the Yeast
In a small bowl, combine the yeast and warm water. Let it rest for about 5 minutes, or until it becomes foamy. This foaming indicates that the yeast is active and ready to use.
2nd Step: Warm the Milk
In a small saucepan, warm the whole milk over low heat until it reaches about 110°F (45°C). Be cautious not to overheat it.
3rd Step: Create the Dough
In a large mixing bowl, combine the activated yeast mixture, warm milk, sugar, and 3 cups of flour. Mix until a batter forms.
4th Step: Add Egg and Butter
Mix in the large egg, salt, and softened butter. Continue to mix until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
5th Step: Gradually Add Flour
Gradually add the remaining 1 cup of flour while kneading the dough until it becomes smooth and slightly sticky. This should take about 5 to 7 minutes.
6th Step: Let the Dough Rise
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean dish towel, and allow it to rise in a warm place for about one hour, or until it has doubled in size.
7th Step: Preheat the Oven
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
8th Step: Form the Rolls
Punch down the dough and divide it into 20 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and place them on a baking sheet greased with cooking spray, leaving some space between them.
9th Step: Allow the Rolls to Rise
Cover the rolls with a clean kitchen towel and let them rise for an additional 30 minutes.
10th Step: Bake the Rolls
Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown.
11th Step: Brush with Butter
While the rolls are still hot, brush them generously with softened butter. This gives them that signature Texas Roadhouse sheen.
12th Step: Make Honey Cinnamon Butter (Optional)
If you're making the honey cinnamon butter, combine the softened butter, powdered sugar, honey, and ground cinnamon in a bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Warm the rolls and serve them with this delectable honey cinnamon butter.