Friday, February 18, 2011

texas roadhouse rolls

Those rolls are amazing. When we went with Pam/Ken a few weeks ago, pam and i hung around the baker as she was rolling out the dough. We tried to get a few hints of out her. Today I tried the following recipe. It was good. It was close. It was not exact. I wonder if there ever is an exact clone. But I will try it again. Personally, I don't think the restaurant would be able to use this much egg..but who knows. As always the trick is in not rushing the rise. Roll out and let rest. Then use your pizza cutter to cut the rolls. I think the first pan, which was a cold stone, worked best. So I transferred the last batch to the now cooled stone and they were as good as the first.

Texas Roadhouse ® Sweet Yeast Rolls
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1/2 solid cake of yeast or 1 pkg of active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 quarts all purpose flour= 8 cups
2 TBS melted butter
2 whole eggs
2 tsp salt

Directions:
Soften yeast in warm water with a teaspoon of sugar. Scald milk; cool to lukewarm. Add yeast, sugar and honey and enough flour to make medium batter. Beat thoroughly. Let stand until light and foamy. Add melted butter (which has been cooled), eggs, and salt. Beat well. Add enough flour to form soft dough. Sprinkle small amount of flour on counter and let dough rest. Meanwhile, clean and dry bowl; grease clean surface of bowl. Knead dough until smooth and satiny. Put in greased bowl; turn over to grease top. Cover, let rise in warm place until double in bulk. Punch down. Turn out on 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 375 degrees for 10 minutes; reduce temperature to 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes more. Cool on rack. Makes 5 to 6 dozen.

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I made the butter too....but I wasn't too fond of the way it all separated as it sat. Personally, I am going to try the butter and brown sugar next time. Or a combination of several of these ingredients.

Like Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Butter
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup Honey
1 tsp Cinnamon
Blend all ingredients at room temp.

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