Mom’s Knotted Rolls

My mom taught me to love cooking from a young age. I remember always having hot meals on the table almost every night! I remember her spending countless hours in the kitchen and slowly teaching all 4 of us girls how to cook. Not until after I was married did I realize the joys of cooking. Not everyone experiences those joys of cooking. But luckily I am one of them! 

Every Sunday my mom has all of us over to a nice Sunday dinner. And let me tell you these meals are gourmet! I look forward to them every week! These rolls have become one of the staples at Sunday dinner. Usually she makes normal knotted but then makes a couple batches of her orange rolls. They are both amazing! The picture I have included is of the normal knotted rolls, but I will put the recipe for both regular and orange! Hope your family loves them as much as ours!

Mom’s Knotted Rolls
yields: 3 dozen rolls

1/4 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 teaspoon sugar

Combine and let sit for 10 minutes or until it bubbles.

In bread mixer add:

3/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon salt
1 cup instant potato flakes
2 cups bread flour

In a saucepan, melt 3/4 cup butter and add 3 cups of milk. Heat and cool to warm so it won’t kill the yeast. Add all ingredients into bread mixer. Add 4 eggs (room temperature) and 6 cups of flour.

Dough will be sticky. Let rise for 1 hour. Roll out in a rectangle and cover with softened butter for plain or filling for orange rolls. Fold over into thirds and cut into 1 inch strips. Knot rolls and put onto cookie sheet (12 rolls to sheet). Let rise for 3 hours. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes (or until very lightly browned).

Orange Rolls

1 1/2 cups sugar
orange peel (from 2 oranges)

4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
orange juice (until glaze is a thin consistency)

Pour over the warm rolls.

{To see a tutorial on how to make these rolls visit my Sister’s Blog }

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  1. Great Recipe, sounds amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us all on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
    I look forward to visiting your crafts again.
    Marigolds' Loft

  2. Gillian Leany says:

    Is all the flour bread flour or just the first 2 cups?

    1. I use all bread flour but you can do a mixture if that’s what you have

  3. Holly Hennessy says:

    Can you do this without a bead mixer? Can you just mix the ingredients and knead the dough then let it rise? Looks amazing!!!

  4. Katie says:

    Can any of this be done ahead of time and then possibly refrigerated until the next day? Would love to make for my sons birthday party but don’t have time to do it all that day. Thanks!

  5. Elizabeth harring says:

    Do you have to do bread flour?

    Any substitute for potato flakes

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