Rolling in Texas Flavor: Baking Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Hello, bread enthusiasts and lovers of all things warm and doughy! Today, we're bringing a taste of the Lone Star State right into your kitchen with a beloved favorite - Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls. These soft, buttery creations are a legend in their own right, and I'm thrilled to guide you through the process with the help of an amazing recipe from The Cozy Cook. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your apron, and let's bake up some Texas-sized goodness!

Ingredients You'll Need:

For the Rolls:

  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups warm milk (110°F or 43°C)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg

For the Honey Cinnamon Butter:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Activate the Yeast

- In a small bowl, combine the warm milk, granulated sugar, and active dry yeast. Stir gently and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy. This means the yeast is activated and ready to work its magic.

Step 2: Mix the Dough

- In a large mixing bowl, add 3 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, melted unsalted butter, salt, and the activated yeast mixture.

- Mix everything together until a sticky dough forms.

Step 3: Knead the Dough

- Sprinkle some of the remaining 1/2 cup of flour onto a clean surface.

- Turn the dough out onto the floured surface and knead it for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. You can add a little more flour if it's too sticky.

Step 4: Let It Rise

- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1-1.5 hours, or until it has doubled in size.

Step 5: Shape the Rolls

- Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release any air bubbles.

- Turn it out onto a floured surface and roll it into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.

- Using a round biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass, cut out rolls from the dough.

Step 6: Let Them Rise Again

- Place the cut-out rolls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover them with a towel, and let them rise for another 30 minutes.

Step 7: Bake to Golden Perfection

- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

- Bake the rolls for 10-12 minutes or until they're golden brown on top.

Step 8: Make the Honey Cinnamon Butter

- While the rolls are baking, prepare the honey cinnamon butter by mixing together softened unsalted butter, powdered sugar, honey, and ground cinnamon in a bowl. Stir until it's smooth and well combined.

Step 9: Serve and Enjoy!

- Once the rolls are out of the oven, slather them generously with the honey cinnamon butter while they're still warm.

- Serve them up and savor the buttery, fluffy, and slightly sweet goodness.

Tips for Extra Flair:

- To keep your rolls soft and fresh, store them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.

- These rolls are perfect companions for soups, stews, and barbecue dishes.

There you have it, dear readers! Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls bring the warmth and flavor of Texas straight to your table. Whether you're enjoying them as a side with a hearty meal or savoring them with a dollop of honey cinnamon butter, these rolls are a true delight.

A heartfelt thank you to The Cozy Cook for sharing this fantastic recipe. Give it a try, and let the aroma of freshly baked rolls fill your home. Happy baking! 🍞🤠🍯

For the complete step-by-step guide and detailed instructions, be sure to check out the from The Cozy Cook.