Sourdough Dinner Rolls That Are Super Soft And Super Delicious!

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Craving some super soft dinner rolls? Then why not use your sourdough starter to create a scrumptious batch of sourdough dinner rolls that are super soft and undeniably delicious?

Sourdough dinner rolls that are super soft and super delicious!

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Why Make Sourdough Dinner Rolls?

The real question is, why not?

Sourdough dinner roll recipes like this one make the perfect breakfast, lunch, or snack-time treat. You can pull and layer each dinner roll with anything you like. The best thing about sourdough dinner rolls is the fact that they’re super moist and incredibly flavorful. They really make sinking your teeth into their fluffy depth, worth it!

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Sourdough dinner rolls that are super soft and super delicious!

Super Soft Sourdough Dinner Rolls Recipe

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This super soft sourdough dinner roll recipe is absolutely delicious and perfect for satiating your cravings. The glorious pull of exposing a fluffy interior is what makes your efforts worthwhile.

  • Total Time: 16 hrs 35 mins
  • Yield: 16 rolls 1x


  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup softened butter


  1. Add the milk to a large bowl, then add the starter and whisk to combine. Then whisk in the eggs until well incorporated. Place the butter into the bowl, and pinch to combine with the batter.
  2. Add the bread flour and all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt to the bow. Use a wooden spoon, spatula, or your hands to mix, ensuring that the flour is well incorporated. You should be left with shaggy dough.
  3. Cover the dough with a tea towel, and perform 3 sets of stretches and folds over the next hour, at every 20-minute interval.
  4. Place a slightly damp tea towel, and a large plate over your bowl, then set this aside to rise at room temperature for 8 hours or overnight.
  5. If your home is quite warm, then it should take less than 8 hours.
  6. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours before shaping. Cold dough is much easier to shape.
  7. Dust a work surface with flour, and transfer the proofed dough on to it.
  8. Divide the dough into 16 pieces.
  9. Grease a large baking dish with butter and set this aside.
  10. Take each piece of dough and stretch and fold each piece as you had done with the dough beforehand.
  11. Coat one side of the dough in flour, then stretch one edge, and fold it into the middle of the piece. Rotate and repeat until you have a nice dough ball.
  12. Place the ball onto a clean surface, and use your hands to rotate the ball. Repeat with the rest of the rolls, as this will help create a tough skin so that the dough remains in shape when rising and baking.
  13. Cover the rolls with a tea towel and set them aside for bulk fermentation at room temperature for 2-3 hours, or until they have doubled in size.
  14. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and place your rolls into the oven.
  15. Bake your sourdough rolls for 25-30 minutes or until they’re a wonderful golden brown.
  16. Remove them from the oven and carefully coat the tops with lots of melted butter. This helps soften the baked rolls and adds a wonderful buttery flavor to each moistened dinner roll.
  17. Cool them for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  • Author: Natasha Krajnc
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: bread
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 roll
  • Calories: 214 kcal

Baking Tips For Successful Sourdough Dinner Rolls

  • You can store your leftover rolls in an airtight container, or bread bag, or tightly wrap them and freeze them for up to 3 months. Although I doubt that you’d need to since they’re incredibly addicting!
  • If you happen to have any leftovers you can use them for soups or salads. Simply cut them up and make sourdough croutons out of them!
  • If your kitchen is very warm, then the rising time will be reduced, so make sure you keep an eye on your dough after shaping.
  • Bake the rolls in a glass baking dish, as this will help produce the softest sourdough rolls you’ll ever have.

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How Is Sourdough Bread Different From Other Breads?

Sourdough is a naturally leavened bread, meaning that it doesn’t require commercial yeast to rise. It uses a starter, which consists of a fermented flour and water mixture, containing wild yeasts and good bacteria, to help the bread rise. This also produces unique tangy flavors and textures to your bread.

Why Are My Dinner Rolls Not Light And Fluffy?

If your dinner rolls aren’t light and fluffy, this could be due to excess flour, or too much bread flour. Additionally, inadequate proofing time could also result in dense rolls.

How Do You Eat Sourdough Bread For Dinner?

You can enjoy sourdough bread with pretty much anything you fancy. Some of the best ways to enjoy sourdough are avocado and tomato sandwiches, smoked salmon salad sandwiches, French ham and cheese sandwiches, eggplant with peppers and beans sandwiches, and so much more.

By Natasha Krajnc

Hi! My name is Natasha and I'm specialized in home sourdough bread baking and currently based in Slovakia - a very small country in Central Europe. My bread baking story began in 2011 when I decided to give up commercial yeast. I felt tired all the time (especially after eating bread and other foods made with yeast), I wasn’t motivated to do anything, had trouble concentrating throughout the day, my abdomen was bloated and I was like a trumpet on steroids – basically, I was quite a wreck. I was a big bread lover (and still am) and having to stop eating bread was quite hard at that time but I felt I was on a right way to give my body a chance to heal itself.

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