Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tasty Thursday #79: Texas Roadhouse Buns {Copycat}

Welcome back to Tasty Thursday!!

We rarely eat out as a family - so when we went school shopping for my oldest (he just started Kindergarten!), I thought it would be great to treat the family to some Texas Roadhouse. The kids have never been because of my oldest's suspected peanut allergy. Of course, now we know he isn't allergic to peanuts and we were happy to bring them. I think the Roadhouse is the only good restaurant up here where we live - and it's pretty awesome that they have steak on the kids' menu. Matthew LOVED that. We came home wanting more rolls. I knew I had a copycat a week later, I made this recipe. It is dead on - the butter is awesome too! I actually froze half the dough to make more rolls later :)

What you need:
  • 4 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cups milk, scalded and cooled to room temp
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter, cooled to room temp
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 7 to 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tsp. salt
  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water and 1 tsp. sugar.
  2. Add yeast mixture with milk, sugar, and a few cups of flour until batter resemebles the consistency of pancake batter. Let stand until foamy.
  3. Add butter, eggs, and salt. Beat well.
  4. Add flour until dough is no longer wet and sticky, but still pliable and soft.
  5. Knead for around 5 minutes.
  6. Cover and let rise until doubled, about an hour to an hour and a half.
  7. Punch down and divide into rolls on a lightly floured surface. Rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Shape and place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about an hour.
  9. Bake at 350* for 10 to 15 minute or until golden brown.
  10. Brush with butter and serve with honey butter (recipe follows)

Honey Cinnamon Butter {Copycat}
What you need:
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar*
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Whip butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add honey, sugar, and cinnamon. Whip until combined.
*I may reduce this amount next time. Perhaps up the cinnamon slightly too. Trust your tastebuds!

Recipe from Eat Cake For Dinner

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Tyler said...

I have been wanting to try these for awhile now... Hopefully I will soon! They look so yummy :)

Morsels of Life | CJ Huang said...

I've never tried Texas Roadhouse buns before, but I have heard lots about them! Thanks for hosting. :)