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Close up of two soft sourdough dinner rolls with their soft crumb showing

Soft Sourdough Rolls

Vaishali · Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes
These pillowy sourdough rolls require no added yeast, just your well-fed sourdough starter. Serve them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
4.93 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Rise time 8 hrs
Course Bread
Cuisine nut-free, Sourdough, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 177 kcal



  • Place all the ingredients except the nondairy milk in a bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Drizzle in the milk as needed until the dough comes together. Knead it just until it's soft and pliable and smooth.
  • Form the dough into a smooth ball and place in a bowl to rise, turning over the dough once to coat the top with the oil. Cover the bowl with a tight lid or cling wrap and let stand in a warm place for four hours or overnight in the refrigerator, until the dough has doubled. This dough won't rise as fast or as much as a bread dough with added yeast would, but that's fine.
  • If you placed your dough in the refrigerator, and it hasn't doubled overnight, let it stand in a warm place in your kitchen until it does.
  • Knead the risen dough, and divide into 12 portions. Shape each into a smooth ball by stretching the dough and tucking the sides underneath. Place in a well-oiled 13 X 9 inch baking pan. The rolls won't touch at this point but that's okay because they will as they rise and bake.
  • Cover the pan with a kitchen towel and place in a warm spot, like the oven with just the pilot light turned on, for four hours or until they are all puffy and are touching each other.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (make sure you remove the rolls from the oven if they are rising in there while the oven preheats)
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake 30 minutes until the rolls are golden-brown on top. Let them stand on a rack 20 minutes, then remove from the rack and continue cooling.


Serving: 1rollCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 296mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 39IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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