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Rosemary Sea Salt Dinner Rolls

Fresh rosemary dinner rolls glazed in a melted honey butter glaze that are light, fluffy and full of flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, dinner rolls, rolls, rosemary, sea salt, Thanksgiving
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Admin



  • 2.25 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 C warm water 90-105 degrees F
  • 3 Tbsp sugar divided
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 3/4 C milk 90-105 degrees F
  • 3 Tbsp butter softened
  • 4 Tbsp rosemary fresh, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 C all purpose flour


  • 1/4 C honey room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted and cooled
  • sea salt


  • In your stand mixer, whisk the water and yeast along with 2 tsp sugar, and let sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy on top. (If not frothy start over - it may be that you have bad yeast).
  • Using the dough hook on the mixer, add in the rest of the sugar, milk, egg, butter, rosemary and salt on low.
  • Add in the flour - 2 cups at first, then the rest of the flour 1/2 C. at a time until you reach 3 1/2 cups.
  • Turn the mixer on medium and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl - determine if you need any additional flour (you should not need more than 1/4 - 1/2 C. more if you do - too much and your rolls will be too dense).
  • The batter will pull away from the sides of the bowl but stick to the bottom. Turn out on a floured surface, knead 1-2 minutes and then place in a greased bowl and let rest for 30-45 minutes (it should almost double in size) in a warm area.
  • After that time, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Take the dough and separate into 15 even size rolls - pinch the dough so the seam is on the underside and place seam side down in a greased baking pan (or, 9x13 glass dish).
  • Set the dish in a warm area to rest for 20-25 minutes - rolls will rise considerably during that time.
  • After that time passes, pop them in the fully preheated oven and bake for 20-22 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately brush glaze atop of each roll, sprinkle with sea salt and additional rosemary (if desired).
  • Serve warm, or enjoy after you allow to cool.


These rolls freeze amazingly well - bake first, then bag after allowing to cool. To serve, reheat rolls in the microwave and glaze before serving.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg