Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 30 mins

I've been making these dinner rolls for years and everyone always loves them. Recipe source: The Finnish Cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in warm water.
  2. In a saucepan heat the cream (or milk) over med heat to boiling point (but don't let it boil) and add butter to milk. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add milk/butter mixture to yeast mixture.
  4. Add salt (1 teaspoon) and one cup of flour, stirring to combine. Add remainder of flour, a little at a time until you have a stiff dough. Let dough rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Turn dough out on floured board and knead until smooth.
  6. Put dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease both sides of dough. Cover with plastic wrap and/or damp towel. Let rise until doubled (1 - 2 hours).
  7. Turn dough out onto floured board and roll it into a 16-inch circle. Spread dough with soft butter and cut into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge up, starting at wide end and shape into a cresent. Place rolls on a greased baking sheet and brush with egg white and sprinkle with kosher salt and caraway seeds.
  8. Let roll rise for 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
  10. Bake rolls for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

Fed the yeast with a pinch of sugar. I used the dough for cheeseburger pie crust and for margarita pizza crust with anchovies. yumm-o. great

College Girl May 03, 2012

OMG these turned out huge, making 8 of them but oh so delicious. I'll never buy the store brand again. this is just too easy to make. Thanks ellie for sharing. Just delicious :) Made for ZWT #6

~Nimz~ June 05, 2010

The rolls had a great taste but made many more than 8. I actually had about 17 and they still seemed kind of "thick." I need to practice rolling out dough, though, so probably my fault! Will make again.

Chef.Jules November 29, 2008

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