Make sure to check out the video below!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Rest time: 2-3 hours
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Makes approximately 32 rolls
- 8 cups all-purpose flour (will need more for dusting)
- 6 tbs. unsalted butter (additional 2 tbs. for honey butter)
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 packet dry quick activating yeast
- 1/2 cup honey (additional 2 tbs. softened for honey butter)
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- To the 1/2 cup warm water add in dry yeast and sugar. Set aside for a few minutes for the mixture to become frothy and for the yeast to activate.
- In a small sauce pan over low heat, add in the milk and 6 tbs. of unsalted butter. Cook until butter has fully melted and milk has warmed through. Be careful not to let it come to a boil.
- In a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment (can also knead by hand) add in the flour and salt. Add in yeast and eggs. Start to slowly mix gradually adding in the milk and butter mixture.
- Add in the honey and mix until everything has nicely come together. The dough will be tacky and very sticky so do not panic.
- Remove dough and place on a clean floured work surface. Start to knead the dough by hand adding additional flour if necessary. The dough should be tacky but not sticky (watch video for visual).
- Put the dough into a well oiled bowl. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place for 60-90 minutes or until the dough has doubled in sized.
- Once the dough has risen place back onto a clean lightly floured work surface. At this point your dough will deflate. Try to make the dough into a square or rectangle. Cut in half. Then cut those halves in half, and so on and so forth. Continue to do this until the dough is about the size of golf balls. You don’t want them too large because they will rise once more.
- Using your palm roll the dough into balls and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet (about 1/4 inch apart).
- Cover again with clean kitchen towel and set aside to rise 45-60 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Bake the rolls 20-25 minutes or until the tops are nice and golden brown.
- While the rolls are baking whip together the remaining honey and butter. Use to spread into cut rolls or brush the tops for a glossy finish. ENJOY!