If you are like me, you may have very little self-control when it comes to rolls. These Texas Roadhouse Rolls are no exception.
These CopyCat Texas Roadhouse Rolls are PERFECT, sweet and fluffy… My family ate the whole batch in one sitting.
If you have never had Texas Roadhouse Rolls, you are doing yourself a disservice. They are wonderfully pillow-like, buttery, sweet dinner rolls.
They are, in fact, the only reason I dine out at Texas Roadhouse. Well, that and the Whipped Cinnamon Honey Butter they serve them with. Now you can make both at home!
I have made Texas Roadhouse Rolls several times, but I’m always so excited to chow down that I have failed to take photos. I always kick myself because I want to share them with you.
This was probably just an excuse to get that first bite, but what can you do? This time, I was able to snap a few pictures.
Bread can be intimidating to make at home, but rest assured, they are much easier than they seem. Even more so if you have a stand mixer because it can do most of the kneading for you.
Why scald milk? The whey aka protein in milk can weaken gluten (the chewy part) and prevent the dough from rising properly. Scalding the milk deactivates the protein so this doesn’t happen.
Scalding the milk also intensifies the overall flavor of the bread. Skipping this step could result in your bread not rising properly or not achieving the proper flavor.
Keep that tidbit of information in your pocket for your next trivia night!
Texas Roadhouse Rolls freeze well so you can save them for later. They aren’t just perfect for the dinner table either. They make breakfast bread and sandwich bread for lunch.
Looking for a rich dessert? Look nor further. Heat them up and top with butter and honey. *Swoon*
If you loved these Texas Roadhouse Rolls, check out some of my other CopyCat restaurant recipes:
- Place milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a low boil and remove from heat immediately, scalding the milk. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Melt the butter in the microwave, set aside. In a stand mixer with the bread hook attachment, combine yeast, warm water, and 1 tablespoon sugar. Let yeast bloom until foamy and fragrant.
- Add remaining sugar, honey, scalded milk, and half of the flour to the yeast mixture. Beat together for two minutes. Add 3 tablespoons melted butter, eggs, and salt. Continue to knead, slowly adding remaining flour until mixture is fully blended, slightly sticky and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Knead for an additional 5-8 minutes.
Lightly coat a large mixing bowl with cooking spray. Turn bread mixture into the bowl. turning once to cover with cooking spray. Cover with a moist towel in a warm draft-free place for 1 hour.
- After one hour, bread should have doubled in size. Punch down and turn out onto a very lightly floured rolling surface.
- Roll dough to 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Fold over in half, on top of itself, Roll again, fold one more time.
- Cut dough into 2x2 inch squares, transferring to a lightly coated baking sheet. Cover cut dough with a moistened towel and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until tops are very lightly browned. Remove and immediately baste with remaining 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Serve hot. Texas Roadhouse Rolls can be stored at room temperature in an airtight plastic bag.