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Honey Brown Rolls or Loaves

Rated as 3.92 out of 5 Stars
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"This bread is just like the bread served at several famous casual dining chains. It's very moist, sweet and just hard to stop eating! Great with soup."
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Ingredients

2 h 55 m servings 212
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 dozen rolls)

Directions

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  1. Place the water, sugar, butter, honey, bread flour, whole wheat flour, vital wheat gluten, cocoa powder, instant coffee granules, salt, and yeast into the pan of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Set the machine for the dough setting, start, and allow machine to complete cycle.
  2. Remove the bread pan with dough from the machine, and set pan into warm water (about 90 degrees F, 32 degrees C). Cover the top of the pan with a towel, and allow the bread to rise in the pan until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface, punch down, and divide into 12 equal pieces for rolls, or 3 pieces for small loaves. Form the dough into balls. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place rolls on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place the baking sheet into a warm place, and allow to rise until bread is doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Spray the inside of the preheated oven with water, and immediately place rolls in oven. Bake until rolls are light golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. For loaves, bake until browned and they sound hollow when tapped, 20 to 25 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • The color of these rolls will be slightly less intense, but the taste will be the same. Restaurants put food coloring in to get a richer brown, which I chose to eliminate.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 212 calories; 3 42.3 6 5 211 Full nutrition

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I do not have a bread machine to make this recipe, I used my Kitchen Aid mixer. I think that any good bread recipe can be easily adapted to be made by hand. I proofed the yeast with the warm wat...

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This was a gooey mess!!! I thought I could kneed it myself but NOT. I followed the recipe and instructions exactly. I'll be interested to read others' reviews.

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I do not have a bread machine to make this recipe, I used my Kitchen Aid mixer. I think that any good bread recipe can be easily adapted to be made by hand. I proofed the yeast with the warm wat...

This adapted very well to using my KA mixer. Proofed the yeast (1 pkt of active dry yeast) in warm water (110 degrees F) for about 10 minutes until it reached foamy stage, and then added melted...

This was a FANTASTIC recipe. If your buns/loaves came out too dense, that means you didn't allow them to rise properly. These were light, and airy and perfect with soup. :) Thanks for posting!

This was a gooey mess!!! I thought I could kneed it myself but NOT. I followed the recipe and instructions exactly. I'll be interested to read others' reviews.

Hi Ser, Thanks for the receipe. I made these rolls and I must say they were wonderful. The only change I made to the recipe was 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten flour, cut down on the bread flour by 1...

Great flavor, but a little more dense than we prefer.

I made this by hand rather than using a machine. I added the yeast to the sugar and warm water and let it proof a bit. Then I added the honey and let it finish proofing. Next I mixed in the b...

This is a recipe that I submitted to Allrecipes and they published. However, they changed the directions a bit and I would like to reiterate my directions. I do not recommend putting the bread...

Definitely needs more flour. I used my bread machine and with the exact measurements and yep - a gooey mess. I tried adding more flour on the cutting board, and managed to scoop some globs ont...