High Heels and Grills: Honey Butter Pull-Apart Rolls

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Honey Butter Pull-Apart Rolls

I just want to say thank you to all of you that gave me good wishes after a stressful week of work. While the craziness isn't completely eliminated, things have been much better after our staff meeting. I guess I can't complain too much though. What else do I expect from being in a crowded area with 5 other women? Uh, bring on the drama!

Anyway, as we were preparing Sunday dinner last week, I knew I needed a side of some yummy rolls to complete the meal. My mom made the best rolls growing up and I was so excited to get her awesome recipe from her! I gave her a call and...she was in the car. Coming home from Disneyland. Without her roll recipe anywhere near her. Who does that? Talk about a failed plan! {And talk about the jealousy that ensued as I wished I had just spent the weekend in Disneyland. Sheesh.} I guess I'll have to share that recipe with you another time, but in the meantime, I found this delicious roll recipe at Readable Eatables, but decided to put a sweet spin on it. I present to you, these divine honey butter rolls!

Can I be completely honest here? I may or may not have eaten 3 of these rolls for dinner that Sunday. I just couldn't help myself. Lack of portion control? Yes. Was it oh so worth it? Most definitely. After both Zachary and I's first bite, we looked at each other and knew this was going to be a recipe that we made for us and for our kids and for our grandkids and for our great grandkids, etc. all the way until we are dead. You have got to try them! They'll rock your world.

  • 1-1/2 cups hot water {as hot as you can get it out of the tap.}
  • 1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups bread flour {or all-purpose flour is fine)
  • 3/8 cup (3/4 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 3/4 tsp. salt


*Note: I did this in my stand mixture with my dough hook and it was the easiest thing ever. Hand mixing should work well too, but I highly recommend it in a stand mixer if you have one!*
  1. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together water, yeast, and sugar; let stand until frothy, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oil, salt, 2 cups of flour, and the yeast mixture until well combined.
  4. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl and is no longer sticky.
  5. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until elastic, about 8 minutes.
  6. Place the dough in the greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth; let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  7. After doubled, punch down dough and lay on floured surface. 
  8. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  9. Roll dough out until about 20 inches by 12 inches.
  10. In a small bowl, combine butter, honey, and salt.
  11. Brush dough with half of the butter mixture.
  12. With a pizza cutter, cut dough lengthwise into sixths and crosswise into twelfths.
  13. Make stacks of 4 dough squares and place each stack into a greased muffin tin cup.
  14. Brush with the remaining butter mixture.
  15. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. 
  16. Serve warm.

My favorite part is when they're right out of the oven and they've got almost a caramelized glaze all over them. Mmm-mm good. I think I'm going to go make a batch right now. Enjoy!


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  1. Oh my! They look so yummy!!! I can imagine eating them straight from the oven.

  2. these look amazing Sarah! I cant wait to try them myself!

  3. Yum!!! I just made pull apart rolls a few days ago. I'll have to try this yummy twist!

  4. These sound and look Oh My Gosh, amazing!!! Pinned so I remember to make these soon. :)

  5. I love sweet dinner rolls but I've never made pull-apart ones before! Pinning and can't wait to try :)

  6. Oooh these look goood!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. I've got to try these! Thank you for sharing!...so glad I found you via Round Tuit linky...I'll be visiting often:o) I've already pinned a couple of your recipes!

  8. I've just written the recipe down and I'm headed to the kitchen right now!

  9. I have wanted to make pull apart bread for awhile and I love that these are individually-sized!

  10. Yummy looking and oh so pretty. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful

  11. wow, super yummy! I am pinning this NOW! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations!

  12. Sweet, Lord! These look good! You will be one of the features tomorrow at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. So, pop on in and grab a feature button. Can't wait to see what you will bring to the party tomorrow. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. Pinning! they look SO GOOD! Ive been really into bread-making lately and these are gorgeous!

  14. Pinning! they look SO GOOD! Ive been really into bread-making lately and these are gorgeous!

  15. HI! I'm making these for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm curious how many rolls this recipe makes. I'm cooking for 15. Hoping to make about 36 rolls. HELP!

    1. Oh I'm so excited for you! They're seriously so good! I got about 18 rolls out of them, so I would definitely double the recipe. Let me know how they turn out and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  16. What's your best guesstimate as to how long they take to make, start to finish?

    1. I would bet that they take a good hour and a half to hour and forty five minutes to make. :) Good luck!

  17. What's your best guesstimate as to how long they take to make, start to finish?

  18. In the oven now! :) One of the Patients at our office brought them in for us to try.. absolutely delicious! So I had to find the recipe! Thank you!

  19. What happens if my yesst mixture doesn't froth? Was my water too hot? Yeast too old? Help!

    1. Oh no! It could be either if those things. Sometimes after five minutes it'll look like mine hasn't done a thing, but then I'll tap the bowl and it'll start to bloom. I hope that helps! Otherwise, I would try buying some new yeast. :)

  20. I made these tonight with some yummy soup. They were a hit! So much for exercising this morning though. Oh well. It was worth it! :)

  21. Did you use your stand mixer to knead?! I hate kneading by hand!

  22. Is there a point where I could refrigerate the dough if I want to prep ahead of time?


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