Sourdough Dinner Rolls

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If you’re looking for an easy sourdough dinner roll recipe, you’ve come to the right place. These rolls are simple to make and taste delicious. Plus, they’re perfect for a Thanksgiving feast or Christmas dinner. So get ready to impress your guests with these yummy rolls!

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Sourdough Dinner Rolls

Sourdough Dinner Rolls

Yield: 12 rolls


  • 2 tablespoons (28 g) butter
  • 1 cup (240 g) milk
  • 3 tablespoons (44 g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) salt
  • ½ cup (100 g) active sourdough starter
  • 3 cups + 2 tablespoons (375 g) bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter (for brushing the top of the rolls after baking)


    1. 7:30 AM Melt butter: In a small saucepan, melt the butter, milk, sugar and salt together over low heat. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and allow it to cool down to room temperature.
    2. 8 AM Mix the dough: Add the flour and active sourdough starter to the bowl and stir with a spatula until the ingredients are combined and there are no dry bits left in the bowl. Cover the bowl and allow to rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
    3. 9 AM First rise: Perform 3 sets of stretch and folds spaced 30 minutes apart, keeping the bowl covered between sets. To perform a set, pick up the dough on one side and stretch it up and over itself. Turn the bowl a quarter turn and repeat this step until you have turned the bowl a full circle. After the final set, cover and allow the dough to rise for 2 hours or until it has risen by 50% in size. (See notes.)
    4. 12 PM Shape and Second rise: Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide it into 12 pieces, approximately 65 grams each. Shape each piece into a ball by gathering up the sides and pinching them together. Turn the dough over so that the seam side is down on the work surface and gently form a smooth ball. Arrange them in a lightly greased glass baking dish. Cover the dish with a tea towel and let rise for 3-4 hours.
    5. 4 PM Bake: About 20 minutes before you are ready to bake preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown on top. The internal temperature of the rolls should be 190°F when fully baked. Brush the top of the roll with melted butter and serve.

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