"Texas Roadhouse" Easy Sweet Yeast Roll Recipe to Mix in a Bread Machine

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I knew this recipe was a keeper when my husband gave a delivery guy some fresh rolls from my oven, and the guy said, " know, these rolls taste just like the ones at that restaurant..."  

Start proofing your yeast, in a small glass measuring cup by mixing:

1 tsp. sugar

1 envelope yeast (I have the best results with active dry yeast, not rapid rise)

1/4 cup warm water

While your yeast is proofing:

Scald 1/2 cup milk and cool to lukewarm

add 1 Tablespoon of butter

1/3 cup honey

(I use the cold butter to help cool down the milk)

To bread machine add:

add the milk mixture

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups of bread flour

1 egg

add the yeast mixture (after 10 minutes if mixture doubles, yeast is active)

I then set my bread machine for the dough cycle.  Check the dough mixture to see if you need to add more flour or a Tablespoon of water. A good dough will resemble a smooth ball. Remove dough when the dough cycle is complete.  Divide the dough in half and with your hands, roll each one into a long tube and cut into roll size.  Allow to double on a greased pan then cook in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 9-12 minutes. (longer if you like them browner). Brush with melted butter and enjoy!

Notes: You can also make this recipe without a bread machine, by hand kneading, which is how I started making it.

I have read that the amount of flour needed for a bread machine varies on the atmospheric pressure and the age of the flour.  Also, it will vary by the amount of honey you use.  So, keep an eye on your dough, and add more as needed. 

I have also stashed this dough in the refrigerator and cooked the next day, not quite as good, but still tasty.

I like to cook my rolls cut side up, but if you put the cut sides facing out, they will look more like Texas Roadhouse rolls.

And...if you like them even sweeter...add honey to the butter you are brushing the tops with after baking or serve with a butter + honey + cinnamon mixture :)

I cant wait to try these. I like to make homemade butter by adding cinnimon and honey to heavy cream and mixing it for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!
twix (author)  halie.murray.319 days ago
In eighth grade, I made homemade butter for a science fair project and it turned out terrible. Your recipe sounds awesome and way easier than shaking a test tube for an hour. Thanks for sharing it.
jdecca2 months ago
mine came out wonderful.hubby ate 4 at 2:30 this morning.
twix (author)  jdecca2 months ago

Yay! Thanks for letting me know, and glad hubby liked them, even at 2:30 am :)

DrifterDavid5 months ago

For some reason my rolls will not rise. Ive tried 3 times now but still can't get them to rise!

twix (author)  DrifterDavid5 months ago
P.s. Make sure your water is not too hot when you add the yeast. You could cut the proof time down also.
DrifterDavid twix5 months ago

I got it finally....apparently my wife had bought bread machine yeast instead of active dry. So if anyone tries to do that, it WILL NOT WORK! The yeast actually rose in proofing.....the dough just wouldn't rise after I pulled it out of the bread machine. Even after sitting for 12 hours! But I finally got em and they were wonderful, thanks!

twix (author)  DrifterDavid5 months ago

Yay! Your rolls look delicious!

twix (author)  DrifterDavid5 months ago
Sorry about your rolls not rising DrifterDave :( is your yeast old? While your yeast is proofing see if you have a lots of bubbles. Are you using regular yeast and not rapid rise? Regular yeast does take longer, almost 3 hours to rise. I once had a bad batch of yeast, it was so frustrating! We buy it in bulk by the bag. Make sure your milk is cooled to lukewarm before adding it to the recipe.
Nick.D2 years ago
Looks like a pretty straight forward process. I will most likely be making these for Thanksgiving now!
twix (author)  Nick.D2 years ago
Great! I'm making them too! Give yourself plenty of time, they need to rise until double or they will turn out heavy.