Americans love eating. Bigger portions for a good price motivates us to shove it all in our faces. People will debate whether we should eat local, or eat big company. Since we eat it all, it doesn’t really matter. Those chain restaurants started as somebody’s small biz. And here we are.
According to TOP Agency, these are the best chain restaurants in each state:
Texas Roadhouse seems to be the favorite of a lot of states, so why not drop this copycat recipe for when a Roadhouse visit seems like too much effort.
Texas Roadhouse Rolls
*recipe from The Cozy Cook
1 ¼ cup Milk
1 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons melted Butter, separated
1 large Egg, at room temperature
¼ cup Honey
4 cups all-purpose Flour, or Bread Flour
2 ¼ teaspoon Active Dry Yeast, or 1 packet
Bring the milk to a near boil. Remove it from heat when you see it begin to steam and small bubbles form on the side of the pan. Let it reduce to lukewarm, between 80-90 degrees.
Mix the milk, yeast, and honey in a small bowl until well combined. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of the butter, the milk mixture, the room temperature egg, and 2 cups of flour. Mix slowly until smooth. (Use a mixer with a dough hook if you have one, otherwise it works by hand.) Gradually add the remaining 2 cups of flour and mix until a dough has formed.
Add salt, and mix/knead for 8 minutes. Then drop the dough onto a floured surface and knead for a few more minutes.
Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and drop the dough inside. Cover the bowl (plastic wrap or a damp cloth works) and let it rise for an hour in a warm place.
Punch down the dough and roll it out on a flat, floured surface until it’s about ½ inch thick. Fold it in half and gently seal.
Cut into 24 squares of even size and place on 2 lightly greased cookie sheets. Cover them and let them rise for 30-40 minutes,, until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the top is a light golden brown.
Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and brush the top of the rolls.
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