Honey-butter dinner rolls

A recipe inspired by Divas Can Cook

There’s something magical about homemade bread. By mixing just a few ordinary ingredients such as flour, water and eggs with a few spoonfuls of yeast, you can create one of the world’s most beloved soul foods. Honey-butter dinner rolls definitely top our list of favorites.

Here's a Thanksgiving recipe from Food Blogs Star Monique Kilgore of Divas Can Cook! See more from Monique's holiday menu here.

Monique’s Honey-butter dinner rolls

Growing up with sad store-bought rolls and spongy white bread from a plastic bag, it’s easy to believe that homemade yeast rolls are created with some kind of magic. Like so many of us, Monique was totally intimidated by the idea of making her own rolls at home, especially without the aid of a machine. Something so perfect must be incredibly difficult to make.

As this recipe shows, though, that’s not the case!

More: Whole-wheat dinner rolls with pumpkin seeds

Monique’s recipe makes it easy for you to create soft, golden-brown rolls that are crispy outside and fluffy inside. And don’t worry: this how-to doesn’t use fancy words like proofing. You’ll have puffy little wedges of dough in no time, which will bake into crescents of delight and fill your house with the mouthwatering smell of hot yeast rolls.

While improving upon such perfection might sound impossible, homemade honey butter does just that. By adding a little honey and powdered sugar to real butter, you get a topping that’s worthy of these heavenly treats! They’re best when warm from the oven. But watch out: They’re habit forming!

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Honey-butter dinner rolls



  • 1/3 cup very warm water
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
  • 5 tablespoons + 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups warm whole milk
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten (room temperature)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, chopped and softened
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (may need more)

Honey butter

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar

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