Buttermilk Rolls

“A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.”- Omar Khayyam

On a recent Saturday I had a bread baking day. I made several different types of homemade breads. One that I really loved was buttermilk rolls. I made the rolls fresh from my own homemade buttermilk.

The ingredients needed to make these buttermilk rolls are:
1 cup of homemade buttermilk or store-bought buttermilk
¼ cup of lukewarm water
1 teaspoon of sugar
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons of soft shortening or homemade lard (How to Render Lard-The Texas Pioneer Woman Blog-Grit Magazine)
2 ¼ teaspoons of yeast
2 ½ to 2 ¾ cups of flour
First, scald the buttermilk by bringing it to its boiling point and then cool to lukewarm. Then add the water, sugar, baking soda, salt, and shortening while stirring in well. Next, add the yeast and stir until dissolved. Stir in half of the flour and beat well.
Add the remaining flour and form into a circle. Then cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Knead for 5-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Shape into rolls and place into a greased muffin tin.
Let the dough rise until doubled in size in a warm spot. I let it rise inside the oven with only the oven light on with the oven door closed. Bake at 400º F. for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
How wonderful to have homemade buttermilk rolls served with homemade butter or homemade cream cheese topped with homemade jelly or jam or homemade fruit butters!


  1. these look soo good.. can not wait to try them.. also .. I love the plate that they are sitting on.. looks like a farm/diner plate.. I use to have some that said "diner" on them with a scratch picture of eggs and bacon .. have only one left

    1. Thank you for the compliment! These rolls freeze well. I try to make extra to put in the freezer for a busy day. I defrost them by placing them on the counter in the morning, so they are ready by supper. If I forget, I can reheat them in the microwave for a few seconds.


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