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Honey Rolls

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Honey Rolls

Honey Rolls

Linda Larsen
I absolutely adore the taste and texture of these beautiful rolls. Because they are made from a batter, they are very quick because you don't have to knead the dough. They are a dinner roll, despite the sweet-sounding name.

Prep Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 20 rolls


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2-2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg white


In a large saucepan, combine milk, orange juice, 7 tablespoons butter, and 2 tablespoons honey until butter melts and mixture is warm, about 115 degrees F.

In large bowl, combine 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup flour, yeast, salt, egg, and egg yolk along with warm milk mixture. Beat with a mixer for 3 minutes, or beat by hand for 300 strokes. Then add the remaining 1-2/3 cups flour and beat by hand for 2 minutes longer. The dough will be very soft and sticky.

Cover bowl and place in warm place. Let the dough rise until light and doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Grease 2-8" round cake pans with unsalted butter or solid shortening or spray with nonstick baking spray containing flour.

Stir down dough, beating for 1 minute. Then drop the dough by tablespoons into a single layer in each prepared pan, forming 10 rolls per pan.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, 2 tablespoons softened butter, 2 tablespoons honey, and egg white and mix well. Drizzle half of this mixture over the rolls. Then cover the rolls and let rise again in a warm place until doubled in size, about 25-30 minutes. Drizzle remaining topping over rolls.

Then bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 22-27 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Immediately remove from pans and cool on wire racks.

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 5 out of 5
Yummy, yummy Rolls, Guest Melissa

Mmmm...besides the fact that these were extremely easy to make, they taste wonderful. They don't have the normal nice and rounded look, but they turn out nice and golden and have a nice sweet taste. My husband ate his with just butter, and we had ours with fresh strawberry jelly! My children begged for more!

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