Soft and Fluffy Homemade Dinner Rolls. They are buttery, flakey and perfectly golden brown on the outside. They are the perfect roll to serve alongside your holiday meals, soups or favorite dinners!
- 1 cup milk (I used 2%) heated to 115 F
- 1 tbsp Instant yeast
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tsp salt
- 3-3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 egg whisked plus 1 tablespoon water for optional egg wash
Add the milk and yeast to a stand mixer and stir to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Add the honey, egg, butter, salt and 1 cup of the flour. Beat until combined then scrape the sides of the bowl.
Add the remaining flour and beat for 2-3 minutes or until the dough is combined and forms a ball. If the dough still looks sticky and is not forming into a ball add more flour. (I start at 3 cups and work my way up to 3 1/2 if needed)
Working with floured hands grab ball of dough and transfer to a large bowl sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or oil. Rotate the ball of dough to coat in the oil. Cover with a towel and place in a warm area to double in size about 90 minutes.
Grease a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
Once dough has doubled punch it down and roll into 15 balls.
Place the dough balls in the prepared baking pan and cover to rise for another hour.
When your ready to bake preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Make an egg wash by whisking the egg and water in a small bowl. Brush on top of each roll.
Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. If the tops are getting too brown simply cover with foil or lower the oven rack to the bottom.
Serve the rolls warm with melted butter brushed on top if desired!