These sweet butter dinner rolls are made with no special equipment and they come out fluffy and light and downright yummy.
- 1/3 cup very warm water
- 1 envelope active dry yeast 2 1/4 tsp
- 5 Tablespoons + 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1/3 cups warm whole milk
- 1 large egg slightly beaten (room temperature)
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 tablespoons butter chopped and softened
- 4 cups all-purpose flour may need more
- 4 Tablespoons butter softened
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 3 Tablespoons confectioners sugar
- In a small bowl add warm water then sprinkle in the yeast and 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and stir gently until combined.
- Let mixture rest for 10 minutes until foamy then pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl and add 5 tablespoons sugar, warm milk, egg, salt, and butter. Mix until well combined.
- Gradually add in flour, mixing well after each addition. (you will need to switch to using a rubber spatula once the mixture becomes a sticky dough)
- Transfer dough to a large, greased bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft-free area for about 2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Transfer dough to a floured surface and add just enough flour to dough and hands to handle the dough without it sticking to your hands.
- Divide dough into two equal balls then roll out the balls into 13-inch circles (like a pizza) and slice the dough with a pizza cutter into small wedges.
- Brush dough with honey butter then rolls each wedge up starting at the widest end.
- Place rolls on a greased cookie sheet, pointed tip tucked under.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm area until rolls are doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
- Brush hot rolls with leftover honey butter and serve warm.