Sunshine Rosemary Rolls

Rolls & Buns

Soft and fluffy rolls with great rosemary flavor!





24 rolls or 2 sunshine-shaped loaves

Prep Time

25 minutes

Rise Time

2 hours

Bake Time

25 minutes


  • 1/4 cup warm water (100° to 110°F)
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm buttermilk (100° to 110°F)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic Butter:
  • 4 cloves (about 1 tablespoon) garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine


Place water in a large bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Add buttermilk, sugar, butter, salt, 1 cup flour, and rosemary. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Garlic Butter: Combine garlic and water in a small skillet. Cook over medium heat until water evaporates. Add butter; cook until completely melted. Remove from heat.

Punch dough down. Remove dough to floured surface; divide in half. Roll each half to 12-inch circle; brush each with 2 tablespoons Garlic Butter. Cut each into 12 equal wedges. Roll up from wide ends; curve ends to make crescents. Place 2 crescents, with points down, on the center of large greased baking sheet. Arrange remaining 10 crescents around the center, resembling the rays of the sun. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Bake at 350oF for 20 minutes or until rolls start to brown. Remove from oven; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until golden. Remove from sheets; drizzle with remaining Garlic Butter while still warm. Cool on wire racks.