November 5, 2012

Copy Cat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

This is our new favorite roll recipe! 

Oh my goodness, they were so good.  Unfortunately, I barely remembered to take a picture, so this is the picture we end up with.  But, for real, we LOVED them!  I don't know if they tasted just like Texas Roadhouse, probably better...  So good!

This is a simple recipe, the dough is great to work with, so easy!! 

Texas Roadhouse Rolls - Copycat Recipe
Recipe from HERE
4 tsp. active dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water
2 c. milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
3 Tbl. of melted butter, slightly cooled
1/2 c. sugar
2 quarts all purpose flour (7-8 cups)
2 whole eggs
2 tsp. salt

Dissolve yeast in warm water with a teaspoon of sugar; let stand until frothy. Combine yeast mixture, milk, 1/2 cup sugar and enough flour to make a medium batter (about the consistency of pancake batter). Beat thoroughly. 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 smooth and satiny and put in greased bowl.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk. Punch down. Turn out onto a floured board. **Divide into portions for shaping; let rest 10 minutes. Shape dough into desired forms. Place on greased baking sheets. Let rise until doubled.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Baste immediately with butter.

**Notes: I shaped my rolls by rolling out the dough into a rectangle, about 1/2-inch thick, then I folded the rectangle in half, making it about 1-inch thick. I used my rolling pin and rolled over the dough, ever so gently, just to seal the two halves together. I then used a dough scraper and cut the rolls into squares and placed those on my greased baking sheet. It made about 24 rolls. 

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