If you've gone to Texas Roadhouse, you know just how good these are. Delicious, buttery, and everything you could want in a roll. But now you can have them at home. You can serve them with any dinner, or any meal, they're that good. They go well with cinnamon butter, which is what they serve at Texas Road House. This recipe makes about 18 of the best rolls you'll ever have.
2 1/4 teaspoons ( 1 envelope ) active dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 cup lukewarm milk
3 tablespoons melted butter, slightly cooled
1/4 cup sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1 teaspoon salt
melted butter for basting rolls
Combine yeast and lukewarm water in a large bowl and let stand for 10 minutes ( until yeast starts to foam and bubble ).
Add milk, melted butter, and sugar to the yeast mixture and give it a give stir.
Add 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of flour to make a medium batter. You're looking for a pancake-like consistency.
Next, add the egg and the salt and incorporate well.
Add remaining flour, mixing until you can't mix anymore. When you can't mix anymore place the dough on a floured surface and knead the remaining flour into it. Continue kneading until the dough is smooth.
Sprinkle some flour onto your workspace and place dough on top. Let rest for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, grease another bowl with oil and place the dough inside. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Remove dough from warm place and punch down.
Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out into a square about 1/2 inch thick.
Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into desired shapes. Place the dough onto a parchment-paper lined baking sheet.
Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes until tops are golden brown.
Remove from oven and immediately baste with melted butter. Serve dinner rolls warm with additional butter.