Confession # 73: I eat at Texas Roadhouse, not for the steak, but for the rolls and cinnamon butter.
Confession # 73b: I may have eaten four of these rolls smothered in cinnamon butter in one sitting. Mr. Incredible ate nine of them.
I found this copy cat recipe while Pinteresting the other day. I made a few changes, such as the addition of honey and using a combination of all purpose flour and bread flour. The taste and texture came out fairly close to the real thing. It is, of course, best served with lots of cinnamon butter :)
Texas Roadhouse Rolls Copy Cat Recipe
Adapted from Eat Cake For Dinner
makes 2 dozen rolls
2 tsp. active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water
1 c. milk, warmed milk
3 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter, slightly cooled
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. honey
2 c. all purpose flour
2 c. bread flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp. salt
More butter to brush the tops of rolls
Cinnamon Honey Butter
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Whip butter, honey and cinnamon until combined. Chill until ready to eat.
Dissolve yeast in warm water with a teaspoon of sugar. Add yeast, milk, sugar and enough flour to make a medium batter. Beat thoroughly. Let stand until light and foamy. Add melted butter, eggs and salt. Beat well. Add enough flour to form a soft dough. Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto counter and let dough rest. Meanwhile, grease a large bowl.
Knead dough until dough is smooth and place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk (60-90 minutes).
Turn out onto a board and divide into portions for shaping. Shape dough into desired forms. Place on greased baking sheets.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled (30-45 minutes)
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Brush immediately with butter. Serve with cinnamon butter.