I used to love Texas Roadhouse. I loved their food, the atmosphere, and most importantly their bread.
When I was younger, my momma owned a daycare center. In the summer, we had field trips, and one of my favorites was where we were invited to go to Texas Roadhouse. We had a tour, lunch, and most importantly, we got to see how their rolls were made and make/shape our own. It was wonderful.
Since my vegan transition, I was put at odds ends. I mean, I did not go to Texas Roadhouse that often, but my momma and I used to make rolls just like theirs. The problem was all the animal products you need to add.
But luckily, we are innovated.
The products are almost endless!
So veganizing Texas Roadhouse rolls, although seemed daunting (mainly because I don’t have a stand mixer), was super easy.
I did learn something, probably pretty important that I did not know before. Do not use fast acting yeast if you are going to let the dough rise twice. My first batch was small and pitiful because the fast acting did not rise again…
So, like I said I made these by hand, and my second batch rose very well, and ended up super fluffy, golden, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
This is a great recipe that will remind you of those fluffy rolls you get at Texas Roadhouse.
Go Vegan Y’all!
- ¼ c warm water
- 1 packet Active Dry Yeast (not fast-acting)
- 1 c unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 tbsp earth balance Butter
- ¼ c Sugar
- 1 Flax Egg (1 tbsp flax + 2 tbsp water)
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3.5 c whole white wheat Flour
- In a medium bowl, add in the warm Water, Yeast and a pinch of sugar. Let the yeast dissolve (about 5 minutes).
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat milk and butter together until the butter is melted. Allow to cool for a few minutes until it is luke warm.
- Add Sugar, Flax Egg and Salt to the Butter-Milk mixture. Stir. Then slowly add into the Yeast and Water.
- Add ½ cup of flour at a time and stir until well combined. You will get your hands dirty! If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook, I'd suggest you use that.
- Once well combined and well-kneaded, grease a seperate bowl.
- Add the dough to the greases bowl and let rise in a warm spot for an hour, until it has doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- After the hour, punch the dough down and form into roll shapes. Let rise again, on top of the stove, for 30 minutes, or until they double again.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown on top.