Sourdough Bread Rolls Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am sharing a tasty fluffy sourdough bread roll recipe! You can make the dough in minutes, and then let it rise and bake. Perfect for any holiday table. 



Sourdough Bread Rolls Recipe 

KitchenAid & mixing bowl with hook attachment
Parchment paper & baking tray


  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 1.5 tablespoons of sugar or honey
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of dried yeast
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour (reserve some for dusting the surface) 
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup of sourdough starter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon of finely ground sea salt

Optional: Sesame seeds

Egg wash

  • 1 egg & 1 tablespoon of water (egg wash)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, place the warm water and sugar together. 
  2. Add the yeast to the water-sugar mixture. Let it sit for about 3-4 minutes until the mixture becomes bubbly. (Make sure you do not use hot water as this will kill the yeast.)
  3. Add the eggs, starter, oil, and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon. 
  4. Slowly add in the flour in 4 parts while the mixer is running on low. Make sure you are using the dough hook attachment.
  5. You want to make sure the dough batter is not too wet but not too dry. You may only need 3 half cups of flour but just keep an eye. 
  6. Knead the dough for about 8 minutes or until the dough is smooth. Once the dough is ready, place it inside a big bowl and let rise for about 1 hour covered.  Rise until doubled in bulk. 
  7. Divide the dough balls into 11-12 balls. Roll the dough on a large surface and shape it into balls. Place rolls on a large baking sheet. 
  8. Prepare the egg wash. Mix together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water. 
  9. Brush the rolls with the egg wash and then add sesame seeds or any seeds you like. Bake the rolls at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Serve warm with butter or even honey. 

**You can reheat the rolls inside covered foil in the oven. 

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