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Brown Sweet Dinner Roll Recipe?

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Jessica C

Brown Sweet Dinner Roll Recipe?

I've had sweet dinner rolls a long time ago in a restaurant. The roll is both soft and brown inside and out. It is at least as sweet as Hawaiian rolls. I want to find the recipe so I can make them at home. Does anyone have a recipe or know where I could find the recipe?

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mrfrost

Sounds like the Outback Bushman bread type rolls. Based on a honey wheat type mix, or sometimes a rye molasses type mix.

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SylviaH

Is this what you are looking for...they are on my blog http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/9968/blackbread-rolls



Recipe is at http://allrecipes.com under Steakhouse Blackbread...it's a bread machine recipe!  I made these without the breadmachine..good flavor.


Sylvia

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Jessica C

Hi Sylvia and Dwighttsharpe,


Thanks for the information.  I don't remember the coffee taste on the rolls.  So, the roll was more likely the Steakhouse blackbread.  I'll try the receipe later.  I do not have a bread machine.  How do I make the crust soft? Do I coat them with olive oil and then cover them with a foil at the last stage?  Thanks again.


Jessica

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mrfrost

All the oil, sugar, molasses, and relatively low baking temp probaly all help to make these rolls soft.


There type rolls/loaves are served at several restaurants and probably don't use the same exact formulas, all probably secret. There are several copycat recipes floating around using different formulas. Some use coffee, cocoa, food coloring, etc, some don't. And nobody really knows what the exact ingredients the genuine restaurant breads contained, probably.


You might do a google search and find one that suits you. I think most say you can't really taste the coffee in the fomulas that have it.

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SylviaH

I just brushed my rolls with some melted butter after they came out of the oven.  It will give the crust a nice shine and softness.  I wouldn't say the rolls have a coffee flavor but the coffee added gives more depth to the molasses sweetness in the rolls.  I did not make these in the bread machine, you don't need it,  I used my kitchenaid or you can hand mix.