These savory herb and bacon yeast rolls are a mouthwatering combination of bacon and herbs, perfect to make for a dinner roll, or shape and bake as sandwich buns. They are incredibly delicious.
Bake the herb and bacon rolls for a holiday meal or Sunday dinner, or shape them into buns for lunch or breakfast sandwiches.
- 1 envelope active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
- 1/4 cup warm water (about 110 F)
- 1 cup milk (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried crumbled rosemary
- 1 large egg
- 3 1/2 cups
- all-purpose flour, 16 ounces (plus more for kneading)
- 1 tablespoon softened butter (for the bowl)
- 6 to 8 strips bacon (cooked, drained, crumbled (about 1/3 cup crumbled))
- 1 egg (and 1 tablespoon water, for
- egg wash)
- In a cup or small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup of warm water; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the milk, sugar, salt, garlic powder, celery salt, melted butter, thyme, rosemary, egg, and 2 cups of the flour. Add the yeast mixture. Beat until smooth using a whisk or the paddle attachment of a mixer. Stir in the remaining flour and the bacon.
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 8 to 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Or, use a stand mixer with dough hook attachment.
- Generously butter a large bowl. Gather the kneaded dough into a ball and place in the bowl. Turn to coat all sides with butter.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in bulk.
- Punch down the dough and cut it into 24 uniform pieces. A kitchen scale is a good way keep them even in size. Shape the pieces into smooth, taut balls. Arrange in the greased baking pan. Cover with a lightweight kitchen towel and let the rolls rise for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until nearly doubled in bulk.
- Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat the oven to 400° F.
- In a cup whisk the egg and 1 tablespoon of water together to make an egg wash. Lightly brush some of the egg wash mixture over each roll just before baking.
- Bake the rolls for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. The rolls should register about 185 F to 190 F when done.
- If you usually fry your bacon, try baking it instead. There's less mess and spatter, and you have nothing to do but wait for the oven timer.
- How to Bake Bacon
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|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||7 g|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||3 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g|