Total Time
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

My Grandma raised 6 kids, and has oodles of Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. She loved to bake -- most of her recipes were from memory. Before she passed away, I was able to watch her make this dough and wrote the measurements down. It is a favorite of all the family, so I wanted to share it with everyone. Good for cinnamon rolls, or dinner rolls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in the warm water in a large mixing bowl. Add buttermilk, eggs, 2 1/2 cups flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Blend 30 seconds on low speed, scraping sides and bottom of the bowl.
  3. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in remaining 3 cups of flour. Dough should be soft and slightly sticky.
  4. Knead for about 5 minutes on a lightly floured board. Shape as desired. Let rise in a warm place until double. (about 1 hour -- depending on temperature) Dough is ready to bake if slight dent remains when touched. Bake at 375 degrees. I don't have a bake time, but 20 minutes is about standard. It is best to keep a close eye.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent dough. I made these into cinnamon rolls and they were soft and fluffy. I baked them at 350 for 25 minutes. This is a great recipe for new bakers. The amount of flour is spot on and the dough is a dream to work with. Thank you for sharing your grandma's recipe. Will be using this again and again.

5 5

this sweet dough turned out out very well with the addition on the baking powder, I used it to make a cinnamon-nut bread, I got one medium loaf and one mini loaf, will use this recipe again, thanks Kitty!

5 5

these are delicious .. i even screwed up the recipe and they still turned out wonderfully thank you grandma