Tender Herb Dinner Rolls Recipe

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A blend of herbs makes these mouthwatering rolls stand out from all others. They're especially tasty with poultry and fish dishes.
Recommended: Fall Breads
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 103 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and seasonings. In a saucepan, heat milk and shortening to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat until moistened. Beat in egg until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide into 24 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Tender Herb Dinner Rolls in Best of Country Breads 2000, p65

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moodymz User ID: 2932135 204386
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011


Joscy User ID: 2694585 55596
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009 Edited Jan. 21, 2014

"I'd like to share a tip when making these rolls. After shaping dough into balls, rather than putting on baking sheet(s), place in greased 13x9x2" pan to rise. Mine take about 35-40 minutes to rise, then I just pop in oven and bake. We enjoy them right out of the oven, spread with butter."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 30963
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2008 Edited Jan. 21, 2014

"These rolls are outstanding!!"

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