Rustic & Crusty Honey Sweet Rolls

These rustic and crusty little rolls are sweet and perfect as a side roll to any dinner! My boys absolutely LOVE these. They are teen tested and approved! hahaha Serve them with plain butter OR cinnamon honey butter.

Scroll past the photo’s for the printable recipe! 😀


After 1st rise, push out all the air in your dough, and shape it into a log.

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With a dough cutter OR a knife begin to cut dough.

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Cut 16 even pieces.

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Place onto a tray and spray with non-stick spray to prevent dough from drying out.

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Snip tops using a sharp pair of kitchen shears.

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Cover with a warm, damp cotton gauze towel and allow to rise an additional 30 minutes.

I put my tray on the warm stove top while my oven in pre-heating.

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After 2nd rise, bast easy roll with egg wash and add poppy or sesame seeds if desire.

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Bake appx. 20 min until golden brown.

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Remove from tray and place onto cooling racks.

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This one is sliced with a pat of butter inside.

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Teen tested and approved. haha

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Plated and on the dinner table.

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I served this with pork tenderloin in pork gravy over country egg noodles and a side of honey glazed carrots.

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Rustic & Crusty Honey Sweet Rolls
Serves 16
These rustic and crusty little rolls are sweet and perfect as a side roll to any dinner! My boys absolutely LOVE these. They are teen tested and approved! Serve them with plain butter OR cinnamon honey butter.
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
243 calories
47 g
15 g
3 g
7 g
1 g
106 g
303 g
6 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243
Calories from Fat 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 303mg
Total Carbohydrates 47g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 1/2 cups warm water
  2. 1 tbs instant yeast
  3. 2 tbs sugar
  4. 2 tsp salt
  5. 2 tbs softened butter
  6. 1 cup warm water with 4 tbs of instant dried milk added to it OR 1 cup warm milk
  7. 1/4 cup honey
  8. 6-7 cups bread flour (start with 6 cups and add more if your dough is too wet)
  9. 1 egg, beaten to baste tops of rolls
  10. ** optional poppy seeds or sesame seeds for topping if desired.
  1. Using stand mixer with dough hook attached, add warm water to your bowl.
  2. Add instant yeast and sugar.
  3. Add flour.
  4. On top of flour add salt, butter, honey and milk.
  5. Mix on level 2 until incorporated. Add additional flour of your dough is too wet.
  6. Once formed into a ball, knead for 5 minutes in mixer using dough hook.
  7. When kneading is complete, scrape dough out of bowl and place into a well oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or warm, damp cloth and allow to rise in a warm place for 60 minutes.
  8. After 1st rise, deflate dough, press out onto your board removing any air pockets.
  9. Shape into a log.
  10. Slice log into 16 equal pieces.
  11. Shape each piece into a ball.
  12. Place onto cookie sheet.
  13. Snip tops with kitchen shears in an X shape.
  14. Spray rolls with non-stick spray to prevent drying out.
  15. Cover with a warm damp cloth and allow to rise in a warm place for an additional 30 minutes.
  16. After 2nd rise, baste each roll with egg wash.
  17. Sprinkle poppy seeds or sesame seeds on top, if desired.
  18. Bake in an oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  19. Serve and ENJOY!
The Kneady Homesteader

Would you like to watch me make this recipe? Then go ahead and check out my YouTube video below!

12 thoughts on “Rustic & Crusty Honey Sweet Rolls

  1. I saw your comment on a Homesteader site on facebook and therefore I have found a new blog that I LOVE! Thank you for the recipe!

  2. I made there for dinner tonight. Super easy and so delicious!!! Thanks for sharing a terrific recipe!

  3. Thank you so much for doing this. I still kinda new to this and it’s good to know I’m not the only one. Your the best. I love your channel and watch everything you upload.

  4. I watched this video and wanted jump up and make them but here comes the thunderstorm, so no bread making today:(

    Thanks again for sharing another video! I’m like you in that baking department, I love to cook, baking I struggle with. You have given me the motivation to keep trying. Also, your detailed videos help because I have to see all of the steps. I am a visual learner!

    Move down to south Alabama and be my trainer!

    • HAHAHAHAHA now that would be fun! 😀 No trainer tho, i would probably make just as many if not more mistakes than you. hahaha Yeah, I make the video’s they way I need to learn. LOL It’s the only way I can do it. I really hate when I am struggling learning to do something, and the video I am watching jumps ahead 5 steps. LOL

  5. I love love love your video’s. your doing such a great job Heather. I really enjoy when you share clips of your family enjoying your labors. I too, am new at all of this stuff and really enjoy it. especially making bread/rolls. I am in the process of canning things now. I just got a pressure canner and will try beans this weekend. Hoping to see your grape jelly video soon.

    best wishes~

    • WOW! What a great comment to wake up to this morning. THANK YOU!!!!! Do you have a YouTube channel or blog? Are you documenting your journey at all? If so, leave me a link so I can follow you…. or your facebook page! 😀

  6. Heather, I love your videos and watch them over and over. I finally tried these rolls tonight and they were huge, but oh so delicious! I think that for next time I’ll try to make the rolls smaller or even try a half batch. I’m new at baking bread and I have so much to learn. Thanks so much!

    • Hi Rimy! hahaha yeah, I bake for a small army over here. hahaha try half batch, and you can make the rolls any size you like! I bet it will work perfect for ya! 😀 Baking can become addicting. hahaha

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