Baked using our dill rolls recipe, these stand nicely as a dinner roll. However, they provide a star feature alongside egg salad at a luncheon or picnic.
While these taste amazing using any favorite flour, we think they shine best with a white wheat base. In fact, we prefer white wheat over red wheat for this particular recipe. If your favorite grocery does not carry white wheat, buy it online here.
Also, we’ve included some additional sandwich ideas. See the tips following the recipe.
Dill Rolls Recipe
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp active dry yeast
- ½ cup water 110-115°F
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- ¼ cup sugar divided
- 2 tbsp dried minced onion
- 2 tbsp dill weed
- 1 tbsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 5 cups wheat flour see notes under tips
- In your stand mixer bowl, dissolve 1 tbsp sugar in the warm water. Sprinkle yeast over and allow to set for about 5 minutes to develop a foam.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in cottage cheese. Adjust temperature of the mixture to about 110-115°F.
- Add eggs, remaining sugar, onion, dill, salt, soda, and cottage cheese mix to the yeast mixture. Mix on low speed.
- Mix in 3 cups of the flour. Mix well.
- Add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
- Turn the mixer to a medium-low speed and knead for 6-8 minutes or until it forms a soft, elastic dough.
- Put into a greased bowl and turn to coat.
- Cover and let rise until dough doubles in size, about an hour.
- Punch down. Let rest about 10 minutes.
- Prepare a 9" x 13" baking pan with grease or parchment paper.
- Divide the dough into 24 equal balls. Place in baking pan. Let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
Tips for our Dill Rolls Recipe:
- We recommend trying the white wheat flour in this recipe. Although it is a whole wheat flour, it contains a white winter wheat, rather than the usual red wheat. This produces a milder flavor that still contains the whole grain nutrition.
- If you don’t have a stand mixer, you may use a hand mixer to blend. Then, knead by hand, which may take slightly longer.
- And, if you need to reduce the sugar, consider using stevia or allulose.
- While dill rolls may not be as common as garlic rolls, we find it is incredibly delicious as a dinner roll. However, it might shine best as a sandwich roll. Consider fillings such as one or more of the following:
- egg salad
- VEGAN options: For possible egg substitutes, see substitutes here.