Bake the world a better place one roll at a time!

Birdie, my grandmother was known for her bread-baking skills. In fact, friends and family still speak fondly of her dinner rolls. Bake and taste them once and you will know the reason.

Bake the world a better place!

Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

Easy to make dinner rolls, because they require only one rise before baking. They are delicious!


  • 1 .25-ounce pkg. Active dry east
  • 1 T. Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Lukewarm water (110 degrees)
  • 2 Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 2 T. Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 2 1/2 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 Cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 Cup Melted butter


  1. Proof yeast by emptying contents of package in warm water(110ºF). Add sugar, then set aside. to proof.

  2. Heat buttermilk, salt, baking soda, honey and shortening until all ingredients mix together. Remove from heat, set aside and cool to 110ºF.

  3. Add yeast mixture to buttermilk mixture and stir.

  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix flours together and the yeast mixture until the mixture is smooth.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. (I use a silicone baking mat.) Cut into small pieces and roll each piece with your hands into a small ball. Place each ball in a greased 9x13 pan. Allow a small amount of space between each ball.

  6. Brush melted butter over the top of the dough, cover and set aside in a warm location for 1.5 hours to rise, until doubles in bulk.

  7. Bake in preheated oven at 400ºF. for 15 to 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Rules: Water should not be hotter than 110 degrees. Check expiration date on yeast package.