I found this "clone" recipe at recipegoldmine.com. They are just like the ones that are served in Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Dallas. They are very easy to prepare and soooo good. note: Prep. time includes rising times
- add 3 cups all-purpose flour
- add 2 tablespoons sugar
- add 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- add 1 large egg
- add 2 tablespoons butter flavored vegetable shortening
- add 8 tablespoons butter
- add 1 teaspoon salt
- add 1 1/4 cups warm water (105? - 115?)
- add 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- Place 2 cups flour in a large mixing bowl.
- Add yeast, salt, sugar, and dry milk.
- Mix well, set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine water and egg; stir to blend.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
- Pour water mixture into the well.
- Mix by hand, beating 150 strokes, frequently scraping bottom and sides of bowl.
- Add 1/2 of the melted butter, and beat to incorporated.
- Add remaining flour, about 1/3 cup at a time, beating to incorporate each addition.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
- Set dough in a warm, draft-free place, such as oven with a pan of the hottest tap water on the rack below.
- Allow batter to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Coat bottom and sides of 2 (8 inch) round cake pans with shortening.
- Punch dough down (batter will be extremely soft and sticky).
- Drop by hand or spoonful into prepared pans, with sides touching.
- Brush dough with 1/2 remaining melted butter.
- Let rise, uncovered, in a warm, draft-free place, until doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.
- Bake in preheated 400° oven, on middle rack for 16-18 minutes.
- Brush tops of baked rolls with remaining melted butter.