Lion House Rolls


Lion House Rolls have to be one of my favorite things EVER. Have you had them? If you have not tried them, you need to make them! Like NOW! Seriously put these on your list! You will thank me later… ahh, okay maybe you won’t. ;)

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Imagine these rolls fresh out of the oven topped with melted butter and homemade strawberry jam. Holy cow! Words cannot describe the amazing taste! Seriously, if I’m in charge of  making rolls… this is my go to recipe!

Why I love these Rolls

They are amazing. The end. In all seriousness, the main reason I love them is because they are super soft and fluffy with a nice buttery taste. There is actually a special way to roll them up, but this time we ended up making crescent rolls. If you’d like to see how the REAL Lion House rolls are made you can watch the video here.


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Seriously… you’ve got to try these. They really are not too difficult to make. Promise!

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lion house rolls

Lion House Rolls

Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lion House Rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Let Rise: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 287 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Lion House Rolls - Super soft and fluffy with a nice buttery taste



  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk (instant)
  • 2 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter (softened; or shortening)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cups bread flour (or all-purpose)


  1. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, combine the water and milk powder and stir until the milk dissolves. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit for a few minutes. Then add the sugar, salt, butter, egg and 2 cups of the flour. Mix on low speed of mixer until ingredients are wet, then turn to medium speed and mix for 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and add 2 more cups of flour then mix on low speed until the ingredients are wet, then turn mixer on medium speed and mix for 2 minutes. The dough will be getting stiff and you may need to remove the bowl from the mixer and mix in the remaining flour by hand. Add approximately 1/2 cup of flour and mix again (this can be done by hand or mixer). The dough should be soft, not overly sticky, and not stiff. It is not necessary to use the entire amount of flour.

  2. Scrape the dough off the sides of the bowl and pour approximately on tablespoon of vegetable oil all around the sides of the bowl. Turn the dough over in the bowl so it is covered with the oil. (This helps prevent the dough from drying out.) Cover with plastic and allow to rise in a warm place until double in size.

  3. Sprinkle your counter with flour and put the dough on the flour. Roll out and cut into desired shape and size of rolls. Place on lightly greased baking pans. Let rise in a warm place until the rolls are double in size (approx. 1 hour).

  4. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until browned. Brush with melted butter when taken out of the oven.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Lion House Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 480mg 20%
Potassium 203mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 6.6%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Enjoy! :)


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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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24 comments on “Lion House Rolls”

  1. Lex Malla Books Reply

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. These rolls look great.

  2. okay those sound like EXACTLY what I’m looking for right now… awesome!! :)

  3. Simply Sunsine Ray Reply

    I’m trying it! I just started making bread and rolls and love finding new recipes that seem easy. Thanks!

  4. I love the new look ! Makes your recipes really stand out !
    And I like the look of those rolls too !!! Would be perfect for sunday morning….
    If you like Tiramisu, come and see me at tomorrow as I will be posting a delicious recipe !
    Have a sweet day

  5. We love these rolls! They are the very best!! Thank you so much for linking up to my party!!

  6. These look so delicious….and your photography is so amazing…..I’ve been following your photography tips posts, and they’re great! I’d love for you to come link these up!

    Melanie :)
    Reasons To Skip The Housework

  7. Oh, those just look way too buttery and delicious… :)

  8. Have you ever tried freezing the unbakedrolls once you’ve formed them and then defrosting when you’re ready to bake? I have a similar recipe that I can do that with, and I’m wondering if it would work with this one. Thanks!

  9. Looks good! If im doing half the recipe does it mean i also will use half yeast which is 1 tablespoon?

  10. Is there a substitution for the non-fat dry milk? I never have that on hand and don’t want to purchase a box of it and have it go to waste.

  11. Tried the Lion House Rolls very easy and delicious!

  12. i just made them today and they are delicious i used warm milk instead of water and dry milk it worked perfectly

  13. Question…about how long does it take the dough to rise the first time? While still in the bowl? Thanks!

  14. Can you give me the measurements for smaller amount please… There is only three of us… Thanks

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