While steaks are the main attraction at Texas Roadhouse®, diners leave with mouth-watering memories of the rolls. Buttery from top to bottom, pillowy soft and tender, and perfect for spreading with even more butter or for sopping up sauces—these rolls are impossible to resist. These Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls capture the rich, fluffy magic of the restaurant's own rolls, so you can enjoy them anytime and with anything! Use them for sandwiches, enjoy them at breakfast, take them on the road—the possibilities with these butter-brushed clouds of joy are endless!
Ingredients• 1 1/4 cups whole milk, warmed to room temperature • 1 (.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast • 3 tablespoons honey • 1/4 cup unsalted butter • 1 large egg • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt • 4 cups all-purpose flour • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (optional)
Combine the milk, yeast, and honey in a small bowl and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, using a dough hook attachment, beat the milk mixture with the butter, egg, salt, and 2 cups of flour on medium-low speed until a smooth batter forms, about 1-2 minutes.
Gradually add the remaining 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until a soft, smooth ball of dough forms. The dough should feel elastic and slightly tacky to the touch.
Increase the mixer speed to medium-high and beat for 3 minutes.
Lightly oil a large bowl or coat with nonstick spray; place the dough in the bowl, turning to coat it in the oil.
Cover the bowl with a clean dish towel and let it stand in a warm spot until the dough has doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Gently deflate the dough by punching it down.
Working on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle. Fold it in half, gently pressing the edges to seal it.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough again into a 12×8-inch rectangle. Cut the dough into 15 rolls.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Place the rolls onto the prepared baking sheets, cover with a clean dishtowel, and let them stand in a warm spot until the dough has doubled in size, about 30-45 minutes.
Place the baking sheets into the oven and bake until golden brown, about 14-16 minutes.
Serve warm, brushed with butter if desired.