Buttermilk Dinner Rolls/ Buttermilk Bread Buns/ Buttermilk Bread Rolls

I made these big sized dinner rolls for my people. We used them to make burgers. I did not have the patience to make them smaller and bake 2 pans.

These are incredibly soft and delicious.

Today’s weather transported me back to my mother’s kitchen when I was a little girl. She is baking bread, and the smell of it has filled the whole house.My 2 sisters and I are eagerly waiting at the oven with our eyes wide open. When she opens the oven and declares the bread done, we would rather burn our little fingers with the steam from the bread than wait for it to cool down.

If you look close enough, you can see some steam from the bread I’m breaking. My not so tiny hands can handle some heat now.


250ml Buttermilk, lukewarm (If you do not have buttermilk, add 15ml white vinegar to 250ml full cream milk and let it sit for 5 minutes before using. Remember to warm it first, then use.)

2 Teaspoons (10ml) Instant Dry Yeast

1 Teaspoon (5ml) salt

2 1/4 Tablespoons White Sugar

60g Ghee, melted

1 large egg

375g Cake Flour

10ml Melted Ghee for brushing after baking.


  1. Add the buttermilk, yeast, sugar and salt to a bowl.
  2. Add the ghee and egg. Mix.
  3. Add the flour and once the mixture turns crumbly, roll it over onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  4. Grease a bowl with vegetable oil and place toss the dough inside, making sure the dough is coated with the grease.
  5. Cover and place in a warm place to rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
  6. Divide the dough into a equally sized pieces. I usually go with 75g but I was too lazy to bake 2 batches so I went with bigger sizes.
  7. Roll each piece of dough to form round dough balls.
  8. Place them in a lightly greased baking tray, cover and place in a warm place to rise for 45 minutes.
  9. 20 minutes into step 8, pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees.
  10. After the dough balls have risen, bake them for 15 to 20 minutes, or until just golden brown on top. Do not let the whole roll/bun get golden brown, just the top.
  11. Remove from the oven and brush with melted ghee.
  12. Serve and enjoy.

I intentionally made them bigger so we could use them as burger buns. We had these with baked potato fries, gherkins, fried onions, chicken burger patties (which we forgot to include in the picture) and homemade yellow cheddar cheese sauce.


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