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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


  • 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


  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).