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These sourdough rolls are melt in your mouth delicious. They are easy to make and everyone will devour them. It makes a lot too. You can either feed a crows with them, or cut the recipe down to what you need, or make them in the ball form and freeze them.

Here is the sourdough recipe. If you don’t have the sourdough going already and need to make the sourdough from scratch, make sure to start it 10 days before you want to make the rolls.


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Prep Time: 3 Hours
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 3 Hours and 30 Minutes
Servings: 36 rolls


  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 2 cups scalded milk
  • 6 cups flour, divided
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted (for brushing on rolls when finished baking)


  1. In a small non-metal bowl dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm milk and let rest for 5 minutes in a warm place. In a separate large non-metal bowl make a batter of the scalded milk and 3 cups of the flour, stirring until blended. Add the yeast mixture starter and beat well. Cover with a dry towel and let stand in a warm place to rise, about 45 minutes.

  2. In a separate non-metal bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and salt. Stir into yeast mixture after it has completed it's first rise. Add the remaining 3 cups flour to make a dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Shape into a ball and put in a greased bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise again for about 1 hour, until it doubles in size.

  3. Punch dough down after second rise and form into balls about the size of an egg. Place rolls in greased pans close together and against the sides of the pans. Cover with a dry towel and let them rise again for about 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375° while the rolls are . Once the rolls have risen bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter as soon as they come out of the oven.

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