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Like Logan’s Roadhouse Dinner Rolls

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Level: Easy

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18

Description

I’ve never been to Logan’s Roadhouse, but I sure do love these rolls!

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Warm Water (105-115 F)
  • 2-¼ teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cups Warm Milk (105-115 F)
  • ¼ cups Granulated Sugar (can Use Up To 1/3 Cup Sugar If You Like Your Dinner Rolls Sweeter)
  • ⅓ cups Butter Or Margarine, Softened
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 whole Large Egg
  • 3-½ cups Bread Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey

Preparation

To make the sponge… Put the warm water into a small bowl. Stir the yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar into the warm water until the yeast and sugar are dissolved. Set the mixture aside until it gets foamy, about 15 minutes.

To make the dough, combine the milk, sugar, 1/3 cup butter and salt in a large bowl, mixing well. Add the egg and the yeast mixture and mix well. Stir in just enough of the flour to make a soft dough.

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead in enough of the remaining flour until the dough is smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes.

Butter the inside of a large bowl. Add the dough, turning it to coat the surface with the butter. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean linen or cloth towel and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free place until it is doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Punch down the dough. Shape dough into rolls. The amount of rolls you get out of one batch depends on how big or small you make them. I prefer pan rolls, so I weigh the dough, divide it into 18 equal pieces and place the formed rolls into two 8″ round cake pans with 9 rolls in each pan. Each piece of dough used weighs about 1.9 ounces. I shape them into round balls, but you can shape this lovely dough into any roll shape you choose. Rolls can also be baked in 1 greased 13×9-inch pan or on greased baking sheets—it’s totally up to you.

Place the rolls in or on the greased pan(s), cover the pan lightly with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or a clean linen or cotton towel. Let them rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20-30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

For the glaze, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the honey until well mixed.

Brush the honey-butter mixture generously over the tops of the rolls. If there is any honey-butter mixture left over, you can use it to brush the tops of the rolls again when they come out of the oven.

Bake at 400 F for 10-15 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with any remaining honey butter if desired. Immediately remove rolls from the pans. Serve warm. Makes 18.

Recipe adapted from Meemo’s Kitchen.

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The Suzzzz on 1.25.2012

I was so excited when I saw this post because I mis-read it as “Like Logan’s Lofthouse Dinner Rolls”. I live in Logan, UT and there was a hometown restaurant called Lofthouse and they made the most amazing rolls, but sadly they went out of business about 15 years ago and I’ve never been able to find the recipe. I still want to try these, they look delicious.

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Shasha on 3.16.2014

This didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped — I don’t think the honey butter was needed; it kind of deflated a bit when I was trying to brush it with the honey and lost it’s nice shape. Texture could have been softer also.

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Leslie on 3.8.2014

I’ve made them several times and they are fantastic! The rolls are small-medium size and I’ve made them as pull aparts and as individual rolls. I like a sweeter roll and used 1/3 c. sugar as the recipe indicates.

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Kunimi Ehresmann on 11.15.2013

very tasty just like Logan’s. I used bread machine to make dough.

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Nora D. on 5.12.2013

These were delicious!!

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maccook on 11.22.2012

Put them in the refrigerator after rolling them into balls. Then baked them the next day. The rolls were great! This will be my go to roll recipe.

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