The softest and fluffiest rolls that you will ever make... with my favorite ingredient: beer!
I love cooking and experimenting with beer. So basically anything made with beer is a win in my book!
I actually made these rolls for Thanksgiving last year and they were a huge hit. For the past couple years, since we've been living in Michigan, we've been going to my Aunt's house for Thanksgiving – I always bring something and these were on my menu last year.
I had to make these babies three different times because, for some reason, each time I made them I had dead yeast. Even if I had just bought a packet that day or the day before. So frustrating.
But I finally got the dough to rise properly and all was well in the world. haha
Plus, there is no wasted beer because I drink all the “leftovers” while finishing the cooking or baking or whatever. I mean, you cannot waste beer. And when you're cooking with it, it is totally acceptable to drink it anytime of the day just for that reason.
These beer rolls will be making another debut at the dinner table here soon – let's face it, anything with beer is better.
Honey Wheat Beer Rolls
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 package active, dry yeast
- 5 cups bread flour
- 1/4 cup dry milk powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup wheat beer
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
Honey Butter Topping:
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp coarse salt
- In microwave safe bowl, add milk and microwave for about 20 seconds until milk is just warm, not hot. Stir in yeast and let sit for about 5 minutes, or until foamy.
- Add eggs, one at a time then add honey and butter and allow dough to knead until it forms a dough ball; about 8-10 minutes.
- Turn dough out onto plate or kitchen counter, then coat bowl with a little olive oil. Add dough ball back to bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until doubled in size; about 1-2 hours.
- Punch down dough and knead for about 1 minute. Cut large ball into 16 equal pieces and roll each into a small dough ball. Place in baking dish that has been lightly coated with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
- Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise again in warm area until doubled in size; another 1-2 hours.
- Once the rolls have doubled in size, preheat oven to 400° degrees F.
- In a small bowl, combine melted butter and honey then brush tops of rolls and sprinkle with coarse salt.
- Bake at 400° F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Adapted from The Beeroness