I’m a bad blogger. A bad bad blogger. I actually made up these amazing Honey Pull-Apart Rolls for Thanksgiving. Yes. I know. That was 1.5 months ago. But better late than never, right!? While I am slow and very bad, these incredible rolls are NOT! In fact, the dear friends we had Thanksgiving with started calling them crack rolls. They are insanely addictive. Despite the fact that I made these for Thanksgiving, they are definitely not a holiday only recipe. I would eat these every night if I could. Plus, the cold weather makes me want to make delicious hearty stuff and these rolls definitely fit the bill.
- 1½ cups hot water
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1½ tsp salt; divided
- 3 to 4 cups bread flour
- ¼ cup butter; melted
- 3 tbsp honey
- In a large mixing bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar. Let it stand until yeast has proofed and it is frothy or about 5 minutes.
- Slowly add in the oil and 1 tsp salt until well combined.
- With a dough hook on your mixer, increase your speed to medium and stir in the flour, ½ cup at a time, until the dough is no longer sticky and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. (Mine took about 3½ cups total).
- Once the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, allow the mixer to continue for about 5 minutes to "knead" the dough.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with a damp cloth; set it in a warm place until it has doubled in size. (I always turn my oven on the lowest setting, about 170 degrees F, when I begin making bread and then turn it off when it reaches temp. That way it will be a nice and warm place for the dough to rise.)
- Once dough has doubled, punch down dough and preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 20 inches by 12 inches.
- With a pizza cutter, cut dough lengthwise into sixths and crosswise into twelfths (aka make 72 pieces... it is okay if they aren't even)
- Make stacks of 4 dough squares. Lightly pinch together the bottoms of the stack and place each one into a greased muffin tin.
- In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, honey, and ½ tsp salt.
- Brush stacks with the butter mixture.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!
Adapted from High Heels & Grills
Oh man. I wish I had some more of these right now. I actually served these with a homemade cinnamon honey butter. That made them even more sinfully good! I’ll be sharing that recipe next week. So stay tuned!