Sweet Potato Sea Salt Rolls that are light, fluffy and full of flavor – the perfect accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner or a bowl of hot soup!
Making a really good bread recipe that leads to fluffy rolls is exciting. Making any type of fluffy bread just makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. Perhaps because I’m a sucker for a really good bread roll.
A really good roll can make me inhale several in a sitting. I know, I probably shouldn’t, but fresh baked bread makes me want to slather on all the butter.
Ironically enough, sweet potatoes haven’t always felt my love. Fast forward from my childhood days to now and I can’t get enough of them. So much in fact I even put them in soap!
Soft & fluffy dinner rolls
On a serious note, I get asked all the time what my favorite bread recipe is. The one I can’t imagine living without.
Questions like this really do cause some panic. That’s almost like being told to choose my favorite child. Or.. maybe my favorite pair of jeans. It’s just impossible.
I really do love a good bread roll – but there it’s hard to pick just one that’s my favorite. In the interest of full disclosure though, I really really love making bread rolls. When given the chance to bring something to share at a potluck my first choice is always a really good roll.
Because everyone loves a light, soft, fluffy dinner roll. These sweet potato sea salt dinner rolls are the right combination of light, fluffy, pillows of goodness topped with a honey glaze. Then sprinkled with a dash of sea salt for a bit of added flavor.
They are rolls that you can pile high with butter. A roll that you can use to slop up the gravy on your Thanksgiving plate.
(Not to mention, these rolls give me an excuse to make fruit preserves like this delicious blueberry butter). Yum and yum!
If you have been looking for a delicious roll recipe for the holidays, look no further. Here’s your chance to embrace your inner bread maker with these Sweet Potato Sea Salt rolls. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed!
Serve these fresh rolls alongside Pumpkin Chipotle Soup.
Sweet Potato Sea Salt Rolls
- 1/2 C water 105 - 110 degrees
- 1/4 C milk 105 - 110 degrees
- 2.25 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/3 C sugar
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 Tbsp butter softened
- 2 tsp rosemary minced
- 1 C sweet potato cooled and mashed
- 4.5 C all purpose flour + additional for dusting
Honey Butter Glaze
- 1/4 C butter room temperature
- 2 Tbsp honey we used raw
- 1 Tbsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp rosemary minced
- In a small bowl, combine the milk and water and heat until 105 - 110 degrees in the microwave.
- Stir in the yeast and let sit to proof about 5-10 minutes (should get frothy on the top - if not, toss the yeast and start with new yeast).
- In your KitchenAid with the dough hook attachment, add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
- Add the yeast mixture and mix until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The dough will still be sticking to the bottom of the bowl.
- Turn out the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 2-3 minutes until it's a smooth ball.
- Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap - let rise in a warm place for about an hour - it will visually double in size
- Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and separate into 20 even pieces - the size and number of rolls you get will ultimately depend on how large or small you make the rolls.
- Form the dough into small balls with the pinched side down and place in a greased baking dish (13x9).
- Optional: line the baking dish with parchment (not necessary unless you want to).
- Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and let rise another hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 and bake for 20-25 minutes - the rolls will be golden brown on top.
- Remove from the oven and immediately brush with the honey butter glaze, then sprinkle with sea salt and minced rosemary.
- Allow to cool or serve the rolls warm.
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