Honey Rolls

This recipe was yet another I snagged from Pinterest. And no wonder, right? They turned out beautifully and that honey/butter mixture brushed on right before baking absolutely pushes these over the top of mere dinner rolls. Whether you're a roll maker or not, these were easy to make, the aroma in your home is divine and your family will love hot rolls for dinner.

Honey Rolls
Found on Pastry Affair

2 teaspoons active dry yeast 
1 cup barely warm water 
1/4 cup honey + 1 tablespoon, divided 
1 teaspoons salt 
1 egg 
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra if necessary 
1 tablespoon butter, melted


In a large mixing bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and let sit for 5 minutes. Add the honey, salt and egg. Stir until blended. Add 3 cups of flour and mix until the dough comes together. If using a standing mixer, knead the dough with the dough attachment for 5-7 minutes, or until elastic. If not, knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until soft and elastic (about 8 minutes), adding more flour to keep the dough from sticking if necessary. 

Transfer the kneaded dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel. Let the dough rise in a warm area until it doubles in size, about 2 hours.

Punch dough down, divide into 12 equal portions, and shape each portion into a round ball. Place in a pan (or on baking sheets) coated lightly with cooking spray. (I used a buttered pie plate.) Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise for another 20 minutes. (I let it rise nearly another hour. All kitchens are different.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and 1 tablespoon honey. Brush over the rolls. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. So fluffy and beautiful! I too love that honey butter glaze.

  2. Oh my. Can't wait to try these. Might have to make them for Easter Dinner.

  3. Love has honey!!
    look beautiful Barbara:)

  4. So soft and tempting!



  5. Dear Barbara,

    Oh yum! these look so good.
    I have just been enjoying hot cross buns which are good also.
    Enjoy the weekend

  6. They look so fluffy, and the honey butter sounds yummy! :)

  7. Light and delicious looking! Honey love for sure! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. My mouth is watering they look so delicious! I love making rolls for my family. These would be great for Easter dinner!

  9. I swear I could smell those rolls as soon as I saw the picture! They look wonderful.

  10. now there's a Roll. that last picture--mile high yeasty goodness!

  11. they look perfect! definitely going to attempt this one--my confidence with yeast continues to grow! :)

  12. Mmm, these honey rolls look so fluffy and tender :)

  13. I love honey in baking! These rolls look very soft and delicious Barbara!

  14. I love baking bread, but somehow I do not add honey...great idea, next time baking bread instead of sugar I will add honey...thanks for the inspiration Barbara.
    Have a wonderful week :)

  15. Dear Barbara, Beautiful rolls to serve.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    xo Catherine



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