Soft and tender buttery dinner rolls are such a homey part of a meal that I decided to try and make some for myself.

I (and i’m sure a lot of you!) grew up with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls served at the dinner table. Easy and fast though they are, I figured that homemade is probably going to be better and these Golden Butter Buns do not disappoint!

Soft, warm and buttery tasting with a heavenly aroma, these rolls are fantastic served with dinner and make terrific mini-sandwiches with leftover turkey or chicken the next day.

To save yourself some time you can prepare these buns the day before and wait to bake them just before serving. In keeping with that retro feel, i shaped my buns into clover leaf shapes. Here is how you can make your own.


You can find the basic recipe here and the instructions for making clover leaf shaped buns are found here.

Start by combining all the dough ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook. Mix for 6-7 minutes until a soft, smooth sticky dough comes together.

Place the dough into a lightly greased container and cover plastic wrap. Let dough rise for around 60-90 minutes, until it’s just about doubled in size.

Gently deflate the dough by pressing down into the center with your fist and transfer to a lightly greased work surface. Divide the dough into 12 balls, then divide each of those balls into three pieces.

Spray a muffin tin with Pam Spray and nestle the three balls into each of the muffin wells. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until puffy, around 60 to 90 minutes.

During the last 30 minutes of rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover the buns and bake then for 22-24 minutes, until they are golden brown on top (the insides should read at least 190 degrees on a thermometer).

While buns are baking, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside. When buns are finished baking, remove from oven and brush with all the melted butter.

Let cool in pan for a couple of minutes (this also allows all that butter to sink into the buns!) then turn out onto a wire rack. Serve warm. Store leftovers at room temperature.

To re-heat: Tent rolls with foil and reheat for 5-7 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

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