Honey Sage Milk Bread Dinner Rolls


These Honey Sage Milk Bread Dinner Rolls are a great addition to any dinner party! They are fluffy, yummy and so easy to make.   

Makes 10 Rolls


Things you'll need

Milk Bread Starter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons bread flour

Honey Sage Butter

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 medium sage leaves
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Milk Bread Dough

  • 1 packet Fleischmann's® Rapid Rise® Instant Yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm whole milk (120°-130°F)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon corn oil, for greasing pan
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Let's get started!

Milk Bread Starter:

  1. In a medium saucepan, add the water, milk and flour and whisk until well combined. Place over medium heat and whisk constantly until it thickens, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a bowl, let it cool completely and set aside.

Honey Sage Butter:

  1. In another medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the sage leaves and fry for 2-3 minutes until crispy, flipping half way through cooking.
  2. Remove from heat then drain the leaves on paper towels.
  3. Chop the leaves finely and set aside 1-1/2 teaspoons of leaves.
  4. Add the remaining leaves and honey to the melted butter and mix well.
  5. Transfer to a small bowl and cool completely. 

Prepare the Bread Dough:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the yeast, flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Add the warm milk and mix until well combined.
  3. Add the egg, Milk Bread starter, 4 tablespoons of the Honey Sage Butter mixture, 1 tablespoon of honey and chopped sage. Mix well until a dough forms.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 3 minutes. The dough should be soft, but not too sticky. 
  5. Cover with a clean cloth or place the dough back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rest 5 minutes. 

Make the Honey Sage Butter Rolls:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and lightly grease a 9" round pan.
  2. Divide the dough evenly into 10 pieces and roll into balls.
  3. Place the balls in the baking pan and brush the top with the melted butter. 
  4. Cover with a clean cloth and let it rise for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown. 
  6. Remove from the oven and brush the top with the remaining honey sage butter.


Written By Rosanna Pansino

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