Family Favorite Dinner Rolls

Sheila from Briarwoods Farm


I could have sworn this was a King Arthur recipe, but I could not find it, all I had was a printout of a Word document I had obviously copied and pasted from somewhere. I've been making this recipe for years, but can't find the original file on my computer any more either, so decided to save it here as well as on my new computer. I wanted to try the Japanese Milk Bread recipe for soft dinner rolls this Easter, but my teenager insisted on making these, "because it's tradition!" If anyone knows where this recipe originated, I'd love to give credit - my printout says it makes "12 -16 Units US"


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6-9 people (2 rolls each)
3 Hr
25 Min


  • 1 c
    sourdough starter
  • 1 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    white or brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3-4 c
    flour (i use half white and half whole wheat)
  • ·
    melted butter

How to Make Family Favorite Dinner Rolls


  1. Lightly butter a couple of round cake pans or a 9x13 baking pan.
  2. Combine starter, water, yeast, sugar, salt and oil in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough is manageable.
  4. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead well.
  5. Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover; set in a warm place to double in size.
  6. When doubled, punch dough down and form into balls. Place on prepared pan(s) and cover; let rise until doubled and then p=bake approximately 20 minutes in a 375 degree (F) oven.
  7. Brush with melted butter or rub the end of a stick of butter on each roll and return to oven for the last 5 minutes of baking.

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About Family Favorite Dinner Rolls

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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