Living about 15 minutes away from Maddox growing up was always a good thing. For those of you who don’t have a clue what Maddox is………..I’m sorry. Come visit and I’ll take you there. I will even buy your Turkey Steak for you if you will really come:) We didn’t go out to eat a whole lot as kids, but birthdays were always very special occasions. The birthday person would pick their restaurant of choice and we’d be off. I always picked the Utah Noodle, but someone else always seemed to pick Maddox. We’d drive North, and have a contest who could see the Maddox red twirly thingy first. Those 15 minutes always seemed like an eternity, but the drive was well worth it. I’d always get turkey steak, or a turkey burger. Always! Another constant at Maddox was their rolls. Over the years I’m sure I’ve eaten more than a few bakers dozen. Who can resist when there is raspberry honey butter to put on each lovely morsel? Those rolls are delicious! I love them, and I have tried to recreate them tons of time. They’re made in muffin tins, but a regular roll recipe never made the cut. Jimmy has a cute cousin that has been a waitress there for YEARS and I even tried to get her to tell me how they were made. She claimed she didn’t know, but deep down inside I’ll bet she did. It’s probably one of those secret oaths and combinations that Maddox employees have to make when they are hired. “NO TELLING HOW THE ROLLS ARE MADE OR YOU WILL DIE.” I’m sure of it. I’m sure Jimmy’s cousin was just fearful for her life:)
Well the other day on Pinterest guess what popped up? A Maddox roll recipe, and gosh dang it, I think it’s it! I should have known though. It was one of those recipes that I read and just went……Of Course! I totally should have been able to figure that one out. A batter dough, a lot like my muther’s Dilly Roll recipe. But truth be told, I’ve never seen a plain old roll recipe like this. You don’t even need to own a Kitchenaid. True! You only need to own a big bowl, and a big wooden spoon. If you have a big silver spoon that will work just fine as well. Oh and a couple muffin tin pans. Enjoy these this Sunday. I made them for Super Bowl Sunday in honor of my 49ers! Aren’t we glad they won! (can you tell I had no clue or did I even care who was playing or who won. Now if it would have been the Tour de France in July, we’d have been allllllllll over that!) You’re family will love you, and they will love you even more if you make the raspberry honey butter too. Delish is all I have to say!
Raspberry Honey Butter
1 cube butter (1/2 c.)
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. raspberry jam
1 t. vanilla
Whip the living daylights out of this until it is super fluffy. Don’t start with melted butter. Room temp is great.