Lion House Dinner Rolls

"This recipe is from the restaurant in Salt Lake City called Lion House Pantry. They are famous for their food, but especially for these rolls. They sell these rolls to take home for $6 dollars a dozen! These rolls are incredible and Lion House doesn't seem to mind to share their recipe with everyone. They have a new cookbook that just came out called "Lion House Classics"."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins
2 dozen




  • In large bowl of electric mixer, combine water and milk powder, stir until dissolved.
  • Add yeast, then sugar, salt, butter, egg, and 2 cups flour.
  • Mix on low speed of mixer until ingredients are wet, then 2 minutes at medium speed.
  • Add 2 cups more flour; mix on low speed until ingredients are wet, then for 2 minutes as medium speed. (Dough will be getting stiff and remaining flour may need to be mixed in by hand).
  • Add about ½ cup flour and mix again, by hand or mixer.
  • Dough should be soft, not overly sticky, and not stiff.
  • (It is not necessary to use the entire amount of flour.)
  • Scrape dough off sides of bowl and pour about 1 T.vegetable oil all around the sides of the bowl so it is covered with oil.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in warm place until double in size.
  • (My note here- I just sprayed a clean large bowl with vegetable spray and put my ball of dough in there, turning to cover the dough with the vegetable spray.).
  • After dough has risen, sprinkle cutting board or counter with flour and place dough on floured surface.
  • Roll out and cut rolls in desired shape and size.
  • Place on greased (or parchment lined) baking pans.
  • Let rise in warm place until rolls are double in size (about 1 to 1 ½ hours).
  • Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned.
  • Brush with melted butter while hot.

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  1. Grew up eating the real thing and these are just as good! These turned out perfect, both as shamrocks and regular shaped rolls. Beautiful dough. Makes enough for a large crowd!
  2. Really good rolls. Great with honey butter.
  3. Awesome
  4. I grew up in Salt Lake City and these are some of the best rolls ever, even better than Golden Corral. Now I can have a taste of home, anytime I want. Even though I live in Arkansas now.
  5. Best rolls ever! Made them for dinner tonight, and am going to make them to take to Dinner at a family gathering tomorrow night! Delicious!!


  1. We just got back from this restaurant and I was craving these rolls!!! Thanks!! This recipe hit the spot. The only thing I changed was I used two cups of milk instead of the water and the dry milk. I did have to add a little bit more flour. Serve these with whipped honey butter and they are the real deal.



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