buttermilk pull-apart rolls

January 27, 2014

in Breads & Quick Breads

Time is the only thing that keeps me from baking fresh bread on a daily basis. Luckily, these no-knead buttermilk pull-apart rolls require little of that precious commodity thanks to the brilliance of The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (discussed previously: brioche, brioche rolls with chocolate).

Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls | Tutti Dolci

These pull-apart rolls are simply irresistible with a soft crust and crumb; the buttermilk imparts a subtle tang that begs for a gloss of butter and jam. To use the same dough for free-form boules, please see my friend Liren’s post.

Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls | Tutti Dolci

Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls | Tutti Dolci

Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls | Tutti Dolci

Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls
1 cup water (228 grams)
1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature (120 grams)
1/2 Tbsp Red Star PLATINUM Yeast
1/2 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
3 1/4 cups flour (460 grams)
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
Poppy seeds

Heat water in a microwave-safe measuring cup for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until very warm (120-130°F). Combine warm water, buttermilk, yeast, salt, and sugar in a 3-quart bowl. Gradually mix in flour with a dough whisk or wooden spoon, just until combined. Cover bowl loosely with plastic and let rest at room temperature for 2 hours.

After 2 hours, place the covered dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours, or up to 5 days (Dough can also be frozen in 1-pound portions up to three weeks and thawed for 24 hours in the refrigerator before using). When ready to bake, spray an 8-inch baking dish and another small baking dish with nonstick spray and flour board or counter well.

Dust surface of dough with flour and use a floured bench scraper or kitchen shears to cut off a 1-pound piece of dough. Dust the piece with more flour and use floured hands to quickly shape into a ball by stretching the surface of the dough around to the bottom on all four sides, rotating dough as you go. Use a floured bench scraper to cut dough into nine portions. Repeat with remaining piece of dough, cutting into five portions.

Roll each piece into a ball, gently stretching the dough over itself and pinching together at the bottom. Place 9 rolls seam-side down in square baking dish and 5 rolls in smaller baking dish; rolls should be touching. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. In the last 10 minutes, preheat oven to 350°F. Use a pastry brush to gently brush rolls with butter; sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown. Let rolls cool to slightly warm before serving.

Yield – 14 rolls
Calories – 120 (per roll)
Carbs – 24

Adapted from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, with permission

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37 Comments

1 Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough January 27, 2014

I just can’t get over how gorgeous these rolls are, Laura! Like little baked pillows of heaven. :)

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2 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen January 27, 2014

Gorgeous! Love these rolls, Laura. Hard to imagine that they are easier to make over conventional recipes. Beautiful photography, too. Thank you for sharing, my friend. Pinning!

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3 Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine January 27, 2014

Laura, these look amazing. I’m sitting here and smelling the intoxicating aroma right through my computer screen! I’m also admiring your perfectly round balls of dough. Mine always are a little misshapen!

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4 Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers January 27, 2014

Beautiful, Laura! Always love to find new yeast recipes to try :) Putting these on my list.

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5 Tieghan January 27, 2014

My family would gobble these up!! They look so doughy and perfect!

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6 Suzanne January 27, 2014

These are beautiful rolls and photos, makes me want to grab one of those and enjoy!

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7 Gintare @Gourmantine January 28, 2014

Gorgeous rolls and with jam, they do make for an excellent breakfast!

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8 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 28, 2014

Look at how light and fluffy these look! Okay these definitely deserve a pin!

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9 Julie @ Table for Two January 28, 2014

These look so light, airy, and fluffy! I love rolls with jam, perfect combination!

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10 Lan | morestomach January 28, 2014

if not for pesky time, i’d bake fresh bread everyday too. and i also understand why bakers have to get up so early to have bread ready for the early morning crowds: anything worth doing is worth doing right. these look beautiful, well worth the time it took to make them!

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11 Helen @ Scrummy Lane January 28, 2014

Such beautiful photos. The rolls look perfect!

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12 Deb January 28, 2014

What voluptuous Pull Apart Rolls! This would be a great recipe for Super Bowl Sunday. The recipe can be started ahead and then finished to serve those glued to the big screen!

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13 Maria@PinkPatisserie January 28, 2014

I can only imagine how good these smell while baking! I’ve been devouring that book, but I’ve yet to try these! They’re beautiful!

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14 Mercedes January 28, 2014

Gorgeous! You are the bread-making queen, you make it look so easy! What a great addition to any dinner menu!

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15 Valerie January 28, 2014

Beautiful! I love the dough phase photos – very helpful for bread making amateurs. :)

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16 Zoë François January 28, 2014

I saw your picture on Pinterest and had to see what your recipe was for the lovely buns. I was nearly thrown off my chair to see that you used the book. WOW! Thank you for trying the recipe and for this absolutely gorgeous post! :)

Cheers, and thanks for making my day! Zoë

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17 Lizzy (Good Things) January 28, 2014

Laura, I’d love one of these for my breakfast! Beautiful. Pinned.

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18 Liz January 28, 2014

I always have buttermilk in the fridge, so I MUST bake up these gorgeous rolls!!!

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19 Terra January 28, 2014

Homemade bread is time consuming, BUT so worth it! Love this recipe!!! Yum, Hugs, Terra

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20 JJ @ 84thand3rd January 28, 2014

Ok, that’s it, I’m making this dough tonight so I can have fresh bread tomorrow!

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21 Averie @ Averie Cooks January 29, 2014

Laura they’re gorgeous! I love Platinum, too! Pinned

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22 ashley - baker by nature January 29, 2014

Laura!!! These are stunning rolls. I want the whole pan with a side of jam right now :)

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23 Jennifer | Mother Thyme January 29, 2014

Nothing beats homemade rolls. These are simply irresistible!

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24 Alison @ ingredients, Inc January 29, 2014

these looks AMAZING

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25 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction January 29, 2014

Gorgeous rolls! They look perfect light and fluffy!

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26 Jennie @themessybakerblog January 29, 2014

Oh, if only there was enough time in one day, I’d be a bread baking machine. I love that this recipe requires less work. I can’t wait to give this one a try.

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27 Nami | Just One Cookbook January 29, 2014

I really love how these rolls look, Laura! So gorgeous (but at the same time the round shape is so adorable!). I’ve accumulated pretty good amount of bread recipes and this will go in there for sure! There’s nothing better than these homemade rolls!

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28 Yasmeen | Wandering Spice January 29, 2014

Divine as always, Laura. You had me at buttermilk, my favorite ingredient in baked goods! I love that these could go sweet or savory, too. Looks like I have my new go-to rolls recipe :)

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29 Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs January 29, 2014

Laura, these look so fluffy and light! How beautiful!

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30 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious January 29, 2014

I could easily make a meal out of this!

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31 Rosa January 30, 2014

Lovely and surely very fluffy as well as delicious.

Cheers,

Rosa

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32 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today January 30, 2014

I am scared that I’ll eat each roll by myself…

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33 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com January 30, 2014

Rolls made with buttermilk looks so light and airy!! Divine :)

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34 Giulia Porro (@loveateverybite) January 31, 2014

making these now with the buttermilk i got from making butter! can’t wait to taste :)

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35 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} February 5, 2014

LOVE how easy these are to make! I bet they simply melt in your mouth. :-)

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36 Mariana (The Candid kitchen) February 8, 2014

I am a bread beginner, but these look do-able!

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37 Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking February 23, 2014

These look so delicious and easy! I can’t wait to make a double batch and keep some in the freezer for busy nights!

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