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Quick and Easy Sourdough Dinner Rolls Recipe

Quick and Easy Sourdough Dinner Rolls

Wendy Robinette
A super delicious and easy recipe for sourdough rolls.
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Servings 24 rolls


  • Stand mixer with dough hook


  • 1 packet Instant Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water about 110 degrees
  • 1 cup Active Sourdough Starter
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 6 cups Flour of choice All Purpose or Bread Flour
  • 2 cups Milk


  • Mix the yeast into the 1/2 cup of warm water and set aside.
  • Add the Milk, Butter, Salt, and Sugar to a medium saucepan and heat on top of stove on low heat until butter is melted and sugar and salt are dissolved completely.
  • Once everything is dissolved, remove it from the heat and let it cool for about ten minutes before proceeding.
  • Add the saucepan mixture, the water and yeast mixture, and then sourdough starter to a stand mixer and combine.
  • Add six cups of flour slowly, one cup at a time allowing the flour to get mixed in before adding the next cup.
  • Dough should be kind of sticky, but not sticking to the side of the bowl too much. If you think your dough is too sticky, add another 1/2 cup of flour.
  • Add the dough to a large bowl that has been greased. Then flip it over so that both sides of the dough have come in contact with the greased surface of the bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with a tea towel or saran wrap, and allow the dough to rise for about 45 minutes.
  • Once the dough has risen, you will punch it back down. You can choose to allow it to rise a second time if you'd like, or you can go ahead and start rolling out your rolls.
  • Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll them into a ball in your hands. The dough balls should be about the size of a large walnut. Smooth them out pinching the seams together at the bottom of the roll.
  • Place two walnut sized balls of dough into a greased muffin pan. Fill each muffin tin with two walnut sized balls of dough.
  • Cover the pans with a tea towel and allow the rolls to rise again. They should double in size.
  • Then bake each pan for approximately 18 minutes. Once the rolls are baked, rub butter over the tops of each roll while they are still hot.
Keyword Bread, Rolls, Sourdough