One of my family’s favorite restaurants to visit for dinner is Logan’s Roadhouse. From the steaks to the salads to the peanuts on the table, my children usually pick this restaurant as their first choice… especially for the fresh bread rolls!

logan's roadhouse rolls

With a family of 5 and our busy schedules, it’s not always easy to dine out that often.  So I had to find a way to bring Logan’s Roadhouse into my home, even if only to have those rolls once a week!  

Pair this delicious recipe with a simple Cinnamon Butter (ingredients found below) and you will have a treat your family will ask for over and over!

roadhouse rolls

Ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 packages (.25 ounce size) active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1 1/4 cup warm water (make sure it’s not too hot)
1 large egg, slightly beaten
8 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons butter-flavored vegetable shortening
  

Directions
Place 2 cups of the flour in a large mixing bowl. Add yeast, salt, sugar and dry milk, then set aside.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine the water and egg then stir to blend. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the water mixture into the well.  Use your hands to mix, frequently scraping bottom and sides of bowl.  (Approximately 150 strokes.)

To the mix, add half of the melted butter and beat to incorporate. Add the remaining flour, 1/3 cup at a time, beating to incorporate each addition. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and set the dough in a warm place such as the top of the stove or inside the oven with a pan of hot tap water on the bottom rack. (Patiently) allow the dough to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Take a large muffin pan and coat the bottoms and sides with butter-flavored vegetable shortening. (I have also made this in a round pie pan.) 

Punch down the dough, which will be very soft and sticky. Drop by the handful into prepared muffin pan cups to make 12 rolls (if you are using a pie pan, make sure each roll touches the next). Brush the dough balls with 1/2 of the remaining melted butter.

Let the dough rise, uncovered, in the same warm, place until almost doubled in bulk (again).  This will take about 30 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Bake the rolls on the middle rack for about 16 minutes. Brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining melted butter. Serve immediately.

Remember that Cinnamon Butter I told you about?  The two pair perfectly together!

Ingredients
8 tablespoons butter
2 ounces granulated sugar
2 ounces brown sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon 

  Beat the above ingredients together until smooth. Cover and refrigerate.

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