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Homemade Batter Rolls; Perfect Side Dish to Grilled Turkey

A homemade batter roll recipe that is perfect for a side dish for grilled or smoked turkey. Make these for Thanksgiving.


  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup warm water warm to the touch at about 110 degrees F
  • 3 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 3.5 cups flour spooned into the measuring cup and leveled with the back of a knife
  • Salted butter for serving.


  • The dry yeast will go into the water until it starts to bubble.
  • At the same time you'll be scalding milk in a pan.
  • While the milk is scalding and the yeast is "breathing" grab another bowl and put the butter, salt and sugar in.
  • When the milk is finished the scalding process it will be poured over the butter, salt and sugar mix and the yeast will then be added in after the butter has melted and the mix is cool.
  • An egg is then added.
  • Gradually flour is added (about ½ cup at a time) until a moist and sticky batter is formed.
  • This batter will rise for a couple of hours until it doubles in size.
  • After the first rise the batter will be punched down and rolls are formed.
  • The rolls are covered and then rise again for another 2-3 hours and are then baked.