These warm, soft, pillowy, sweet little bundles of happiness will be on your dinner table in 45 minutes. No lie. I made them twice this week and everyone in our house loved them. Ben had 3 with dinner last night, and I had 2…and one a little later in the evening with some butter and honey. Heaven. No longer will I be buying rolls in the bakery or pulling a frozen bag of Sister Shubert’s out. I still love you, Sister Shubert. Your sausage rolls are amazing. I’ll still be eating those.
I had a sudden urge to make dinner rolls earlier this week at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. My kids eat dinner at 5, so I knew I needed to find something fast. I googled “fast dinner rolls” and found this recipe from Your Homebased Mom. I made them as written the first time and loved them. But as I poured the sugar into the bowl I thought, “Maybe you could use honey in these…” and so that is what I did the next time. I also brushed the rolls before and after baking with melted butter. I loved them more.
These are delicious right after they’re baked, but reheat wonderfully. So they would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving table that you could easily make the morning of or even the night before. So go make a batch. You’ll thank me.
Honey Dinner Rolls
From Your Homebased Mom
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a 9×13 pan.
- Combine water, yeast, honey and oil in the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir a couple times then let rest for 10 minutes to bloom.
- With a dough hook mix in the flour, salt, baking powder and egg. Continue to mix for 2-3 minutes until dough comes together. If it seems especially sticky add a tablespoon or two of flour.
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 12 equal sized pieces. Shape into balls that are smooth on top (in doesn’t matter what the bottoms look like) and place in prepared pan.
- Cover with a clean dish cloth and let rise for 15 minutes.
- Brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter (about half of what you have) and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
- Brush with remaining melted butter and let cool slightly before serving.