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Mom’s Knotted Bread Rolls

Knotted Bread Rolls Recipe

Enjoy these buttery bread rolls at your next dinner! Super easy and fun to make!

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 and it all started with these knotted bread rolls!

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!

Before we dive in, if you love these rolls, you will also LOVE my overnight cinnamon roll recipe!

 

How to make Knotted Bread Rolls

Mom's Knotted Bread Rolls

Mom's Knotted Bread Rolls
Enjoy these buttery bread rolls at your next dinner! Super easy and fun to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 3/4 cup + teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup instant potato flakes
  • 8 cups bread flour
  • 3/4 cup butter 
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer add warm water, yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar. Combine and let sit for 10 minutes or until it bubbles. Then add sugar, salt, instant potato flakes and 2 cups bread flour. Mix together.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 a tri-fold, or letter-fold, 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).

Ingredients

yields: 3 dozen rolls

  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 3/4 cup + teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup instant potato flakes
  • 8 cups bread flour
  • 3/4 cup butter 
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer add warm water, yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar. Combine and let sit for 10 minutes or until it bubbles. Then add sugar, salt, instant potato flakes and 2 cups bread flour. Mix together.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 a tri-fold, or letter-fold, 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).

 

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Orange peel (from 2 oranges)

Glaze:

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

Combine glaze ingredients and stir until smooth. Pour over the warm rolls.


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

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Mom's Knotted Rolls

Every Sunday my mom has all of us over to a nice Sunday dinner. And let me tell you these meals are gourmet! 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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 5

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 3/4 cup + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup instant potato flakes
  • 8 cups bread flour
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  1. Combine warm water, sugar, and yeast and let sit for 10 minutes or until it bubbles.

  2. In bread mixer add sugar, salt, potato flakes, bread flour

  3. 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.

  4. Dough will be sticky. Let rise for 1 hour.

  5. 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. 

  6. Knot rolls and put onto cookie sheet (12 rolls to sheet). Let rise for 3 hours. 

  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes (or until very lightly browned).

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15 Comments

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

  2. 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!

  3. Looks amazing! The ingredients list doesn’t call for eggs but the directions do- which is right? (???????? We have an egg allergy in our family)

  4. There is a discrepancy between the recipe and the instructions. The recipe says 1 stick of butter and the instructions say 3/4 cup of butter. Which is the correct measurement?

  5. 5 stars
    Can these be made ahead and frozen for a few weeks? I want to make them the week before thanksgiving and then defrost.

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