Texas Roadhouse; Roll with cinnamon butter Yassy’s version

If you have been reading food/cooking entries from the past, you would notice that I love to cook/bake.

I cannot bake bread everyday but, I do love bread baking a lot.

For me, bread baking is like comforting in many ways from kneading the dough, aroma while bread is being proofed or being baked,sound of crust when you slice into the bread..

There is something about the bread baking that makes the whole experience special.

When I started baking bread,I got myself a book for bread baking,and I tried one type of recipe for French bread (Baguette) over and over until I get satisfied result from making one. I made so many French bread to learn the basic technique,and get to know more about bread baking in general.

I find that making artisan bread has depth in learning and more technique,and I have got a lot more to learn about it.

One of the restaurant we like to go to is called “Texas Roadhouse” and I love their salmon dish a lot. Our son Liam loves salmon dish too and my husband loves prime ribs there.

That being said, no matter what dish we decided to get, one thing that we always can enjoy and love them is their roll with cinnamon butter.

It is uniquely tad sweeter than Hawaiian roll, but not too sticky sweet and it has soft texture. The cinnamon butter that comes with the rolls is die for.

Our son Liam enjoys their rolls a lot too.

Just recently, I had fun trying to recreate their famous roll AND cinnamon butter.

The review from my husband was good one. He said roll was good and I nailed it for the cinnamon butter:-)

Liam reached out for the roll first and ate them all without play with roll time and it was a hit for him.

Personally, I feel their rolls are a bit more sweeter than mine but if you make slit in the middle of the roll and place cinnamon butter and eat it,it tastes same so, I am happy with how it came out.

In this entry, I would like to share the recipe with you so you too can enjoy baking their roll ad make their butter at home.I hope you like them.

Texas roadhouse cinnamon butter roll 1 Apr 3 2016

Texas roadhouse dinner roll with cinnamon butter, Yassy’s version…

<Texas roadhouse dinner roll>

Ingredients for  roll

1C    milk
2.5tbs butter
3 tbs honey
2 tsp brown sugar
1   whole egg lightly beaten
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 C unbleached all purpose flour 
1 C plus 1 tsp unbleached bread flour

0. Preheat the oven at 200F and when it reached to 200F,turn the oven off

1. In the sauce pan, pour 1C milk and let it come to luke warm (110F-115F)

2. Remove the sauce pan from the heat and mix in the 2.5 tbs butter, 3 tbs honey 2 tsp brown sugar and stir until melted

3. Pour the milk mixture into a large bowl

4. Add lightly beaten 1 whole egg and 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast ,1 3/4C unbleached all purpose flour,1/2tsp salt, and mix

** If you use jar of dry yeast, make sure the yeast is at room temperature. Cold yeast would not make your dough rise properly.

** Milk temperature to rise the dough (proof the dough) should be at 110F-115F. Lower temperature milk would not proof the dough properly, and higher temperature Milk would kill the yeast and would not proof the dough

5. Add 1 C unbleached bread flour and mix well

. When dough came together,sprinkle some flour on the counter and transfer the dough to the counter to begin kneading the dough until the dough is smooth,elastic dough about 6-8 minutes

** Using silpat mat is easy to work with

7.You can test your dough to see if you knead it more. Do the Windowpane test.

What is windowpane test??

Windowpane test is the test the gluten development in the dough.

What you do is to cut off small piece of dough,and gently stretch out/pulling to see if it will hold a paper-thin membrane.If it tore apart,you would knead a bit more and do the test again.

8. When dough becomes supple,smooth,elastic dough, drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil onto empty bowl and smear it around side and inside bottom to make easy for you to take the dough out later

9. Place the dough into the bowl,drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the dough and smear the olive oil all around the dough

10. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and place the dough in the oven,set the timer for 75 minutes

11. 75 minutes later, dough will be double in volume

12. Once the dough gets nearly double in volume, punch it down the dough , and take the dough out from the bowl onto the silpat mat/slightly floured surface

13. Divide the dough into 2 pieces and letter fold each piece and cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes

14. Take one piece and roll it out to rectangular shape with 1/2″ thickness and cut one piece into 8 squares,totaling 16 squares

15. Place them onto non stick foil lined pan sheet spacing about 1.5″-2″ between the squares

16. Cover the pan with plastic wrap loosely over the roll,and put it back into oven for another 40 minutes until dough gets nearly double in volume

14. Prepare for baking

15. Preheat the oven at 375F, and bake the roll for 10-15 minutes until top becomes light golden

Texas roadhouse cinnamon butter roll Apr 3 2016

16. Brush the top with melted cinnamon butter (recipe follows)

** This recipe can yield about 16 rolls

** You can also shape the dough into burger bun or hot dog buns

** Warm up the roll before eating next day:I like to wrap the roll with paper towel loosely and microwave 12-15 seconds

** My husband likes to make slit from side like a pocket and smear the cinnamon butter in it and eat it.It tastes good!


<Texas roadhouse cinnamon butter>

cinnamon butter

Ingredients for  cinnamon butter

4 tbs butter
3 tbs honey
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Put all ingredients in the food processor and mix to smooth

2. Put it on the plastic wrap and shape it like log and twists the both ends like candy and store them in the fridge to harden

3. You can slice the log as much as you want before warming up the roll to eat


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