Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
1 tablespoon (14.79 ml) water
2 ¼ teaspoon (11.09grams) Yeast
1 cup (244 ml ) milk
6 tablespoons (88.72 grams ) unsalted butter
5-6 tablespoons (73.93 grams ) sugar
1 teaspoon (5 grams ) salt
1 large egg
3 1/2 -3 3/4 cups (437.50 – 468.75 ) All purpose flour
butter unsalted , for brushing over the finished rolls
Cinnamon Honey Butter
2 ounce (56.7 grams ) butter , unsalted and softened
1 1/2 – 2 tablespoon ( 14.79 grams) powdered sugar
2 tablespoon ( 29.57 ml honey
1/2 teaspoon ( 3 grams ) or more cinnamon spice
In a standing mixer combine lukewarm water and yeast. Let it sit until dissolve for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile in a microwave safe medium bowl, combine milk, with the butter pieces, sugar, salt and microwave for about a minute. Stir until everything is melted.
Dump everything into the yeast mixture.
Whisk an egg into the the mixture .
If the mixture is too hot let it cool to a warm mixture to prevent eggs from curdling
Mix for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add about 3 ½ cups of flour and continue mixing dough.
Add in enough additional flour (if needed) to make soft dough. Err on the side of caution less flour , rather than more.
Turn dough on lightly floured surface and knead for 3-4 minutes or more if you want airy bread.
Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the dough Cover loosely with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1 to 2 hours or until doubled.
Punch the dough down.
Roll dough into a rectangle, about 1” thickness. Use any sharp object like knife or pizza cutter to cut dough into squares.
Preheat oven to 350 F°.
Spray cookie sheet pan with oil or butter , then place rolls on oiled pan about ½ – 1” apart. Cover lightly with kitchen towel and let rise for about 30 minutes or until dough is puffy.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with remaining melted butter.
Remove from the baking pan and let it cool. I like to eat mine when it is still warm.
Cinnamon Honey Butter
Combine butter, confectioners’ sugar, honey, and cinnamon, in a small bowl. Then mix with a mixer or by hand until blended. Serve with rolls or refrigerate until ready to use.