Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Texas Road House Rolls Copy Cat

     Something about eating in a restaurant that gives you peanuts are cool. I have never understood how steakhouses would think to provide peanuts as an appetizer. I think of steakhouses as an out West kind of thing with cowboys. When I think of peanuts, I think of the South like Virginia. Any insight about the two combination?
     I do like steakhouses but we rarely eat at any since it isn't my husband's first choice. We have ate at Texas Road House restaurant a couple of times. The restaurant serves a basket of rolls which are great. When I saw this recipe, I figured I would try it. The rolls are great. I did freeze half the recipe. These photos are from the freezer batch since there were no left overs from the first batch I had made. Yes, they are really good. I even had purchased some cinnamon butter and it was the perfect combination.
Like Texas Road House Rolls

2 cups milk
3 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 envelope of active dry yeast
1/2 cup water, around 100 degrees
8 cups all purpose flour
2 eggs
2 tsp salt

  1. Warm the milk in a large pot with the butter and sugar. Heat the milk to just below a simmer and allow to cool about 100 degrees.
  2. Add the yeast to the water and allow to sit for about 3 minutes. 
  3. Add the yeast water to the milk and stir.
  4. Add two cups of flour and mix.
  5. Add the eggs and salt to the pot. Stir.
  6. Add 5 cups of flour and mix. The dough should be soft and not overly sticky. If the dough is sticky, add a little of the remaining flour.
  7. Place the dough onto a clean, floured surface.
  8. Knead the dough about 5 minutes.
  9. Place the dough in a grease bowl and flip it over. Cover the bowl and let rise about 1 hour.
  10. After the dough has doubled, punch it down. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  11. Divide the dough into 20-30 pieces. (Freeze at this stage if desired.)
  12. Allow the pieces to rise about 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  13. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe adapted from: Eat Cake For Dinner originally posted on Good Stuff Maynard.
Did you already know.............
-In 1993, Kent Taylor opened the first Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Clarksville, Indiana.
-There are over 350 restaurants in 46 states.
-Employees are called "Roadies". 
-The restaurant's mascot is: Andy the Armadillo.

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