Monday, November 19, 2012

Texas Roadhouse Dinner Rolls

For the most part I try to stay away from chain restaurants. Yes, you know what to expect and there is safety in that but I would much rather go for the unknown.  With traveling I have found some amazing meals in the most unexpected places.

However, sometimes the mood hits and you crave that familiarity.  Homemade bread is the best.  We all have those places where we know the bread basket is coming.   And in that basket is a little piece of heaven. 

For me, that place is Texas Roadhouse.  Their sweet dinner rolls are just the best.  Served warm.

I would go there just for these rolls. Once on a work trip I found myself alone for dinner with a Texas Roadhouse right beside the hotel.  I ordered a steak to go.  When, I got back up to my hotel room I found 4 dinner rolls along with my meal.  I ate the rolls and not the steak.  A little piece of heaven.

I wanted a good roll recipe for Thanksgiving.  Through my searches I came upon the copycat recipe of the Texas Roadhouse rolls. 

Enough said.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: bake bread

Ingredients (5 dozen rolls)
  • 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; turn over to grease top. (I used the dough hook on my Kitchen-Aid to knead this for about 4-5 minutes). 

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. Yield: 5 to 6 dozen. Serve with Cinnamon Honey Butter.
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  1. Such funny timing! I'm making these rolls for Thanksgiving--so glad to see someone else who made them and liked them!

  2. Homemade bread is the best! I always eat so much bread on Thanksgiving!

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  3. Such soft and fluffy bites of goodness :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Oh, my family would swoon if I made these rolls! Now if I was just a bit more organized, I could have these ready for Thanksgiving...we'll see if that happens The do look marvelous!

  5. O-m-g! I use to be obsessed with TRH dinner rolls - so trying this!

  6. I haven't been to Texas Roadhouse in forever, but I remember those rolls! These look wonderful! I'm like you, if the bread is good, forget the dinner, lol.

  7. I am so with you on these rolls. I always feel like I have no room for an actual meal at Texas Roadhouse because I've eaten so many! This are the perfect addition to Thanksgiving :)

  8. I have been looking for THE roll recipe to make for Thanksgiving... found it here. THANK YOU! (And Happy Thanksgiving!)

  9. Have you tried freeze some of the dough? Does it turn out as well once thawed and cooked?

    1. I haven't tried it with this recipe but have always had good luck with freezing bread dough. I would freeze after separating the dough into the rolls, let rest and then freeze. You can then defrost and have the last rising before baking.

  10. Pinning this one - I LOVE those rolls with that cinnamon butter - mmm....!!


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