Over the weekend I decided to pull out some old roll recipes from one of those spiral notebooks I told y’all about and I fixed these rolls up to go with supper one night and then froze the rest that I will more than likely heat up for Thanksgiving. They were so good, it’s been years since I have made them but I will be making them more often now that I’ve fixed these as a reminder. They have a soft texture with just a hint of buttery sweetness and you have to make the honey butter to serve with them, it’s so simple to whip up.
Y’all will probably think I am jumping the gun a bit but I’m seriously thinking about putting my Christmas tree up later this evening. After Christmas last year, Zaylee and I picked us out a new tree and it’s white and we also bought blue lights to go on it. I told Zaylee about my Nannie Polly having a white tree with blue lights when I was little and she is so excited to see what it will look like. I have a feeling I will become a little emotional when I see it lit up too. My memories are full of so many joyous moments that surrounded that little tree she had and all the good food that went right along with those occasions as well. We didn’t have homemade dinner rolls, Nannie would buy the packaged rolls and then butter them up real good and we didn’t mind a bit. All us kids would sit in front of that Christmas tree with our plates in our laps eating as quickly as we could so we could get to opening up what gifts were under the tree. Since nobody hurried to get up from the table, that wait seemed like it lasted forever.
Honey Butter Yeast Rolls (12 rolls)
- 1 C. whole milk (warmed in the microwave for about 25 seconds)
- 2 1/4 tsp. instant yeast
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temp., lightly beaten
- 1/4 C. unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1/3 C. honey
- 3 1/2 – 4 C. all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
Pour the milk into a bowl and add the sugar and yeast. Let it stand for 5 minutes until proofed. Stir in the eggs, butter and honey and combine well. Add 3 C. flour and the salt, begin mixing with a wooden spoon then get in there with clean hands and start kneading that dough, add more flour as need to form a slightly sticky dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 3 minutes. Shape into a ball and put in a lightly greased bowl then lightly grease the dough ball itself. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until doubled in size. Punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in half then divide each half into 6 pieces. Shape into balls and place in a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for another hour. Bake them in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until lightly golden in color. Don’t forget the honey butter…Combine 1/2 C. room temp. unsalted butter with 1/4 C. honey. Mix well and place in the fridge till ready to serve.
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