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Sour Cream Yeast Rolls

Craving a really good roll? These sour cream yeast rolls are soft, light and great for a beginner baker.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rolls, sour cream, sour cream yeast rolls
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Rachel Ballard


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast not rapid rise yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 cups all purpose flour


  • In a small sauce pan, add the sour cream, butter, sugar and salt. Cook, stirring constantly over low heat until the butter melts. Turn off the heat and allow to the mixture to cool until it's just warmer than lukewarm--about 100 degrees.
  • Once the sour cream mixture is almost cool enough, add the yeast to the warm water in a small bowl or measuring cup. Allow the yeast to stand until it's foamy--about 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, add the sour cream mixture, the yeast mixture, the egg and the flour. Stir until a soft dough forms.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours.
  • After 8 hours, punch the dough down in the center and turn out onto a floured surface.
  • Turn it over on itself three or four times (knead it lightly) to smooth it out a bit. Lightly grease a muffin pan. Then pinch off enough dough and roll balls about the size of a big marble.
  • Place three balls in each muffin cup, cover with a clean dish towel and allow the dough to rise until doubled in size--about one hour.
  • Using reusable silicone baking cups to line your muffin tins with will make clean up a snap!
  • Bake at 400 for 10 to 12 minutes, spread a bit of melted butter on the tops when they come out of the oven and serve warm.


Dough needs to chill 8 hours.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg