High Protein Dinner Rolls

Hey! I have a great idea for you!

Go have a baby,

wait 2 1/2 weeks,

then sign up to bring 5 dozen rolls for a big family dinner,

then get this insane idea to make the rolls from scratch,

then look for a recipe…

one you’ve never tried,

one that doesn’t have many ratings…

and make them the day before going on a 2 hour drive to said family dinner.

Yeah. That, my friends, is a recipe for dis.a.ster.

Well, it wasn’t complete disaster. I mean, after all I did end up with this:

(as well as being extremely tired for the next few days) 😉 but hey, what’s not to love about a little bit of risk-taking and adventure? not sure that making rolls falls into that category, but…)

This was a marvelous recipe. Definitely a keeper. I found it here (along with some other tasty looking recipes – I haven’t tried any of the other ones, though).

There’s cottage cheese in the ingredients (which makes them high protein), so I was a little skeptical at how they would turn out. But they were fab. They look especially impressive when they’re baked in round pans. I don’t know…they just look more bakery-ish or something. Besides, that’s what the recipe called for. 😉

So this recipe? Definitely a win.

Making 5 dozen of these puppies soon after giving birth? Definitely a fail.

Next time, I’m definitely hittin’ up Harris Teeter. 🙂


High Protein Dinner Rolls
from Girltalk
makes 2 dozen rolls

2 packages dry yeast in
½ cup lukewarm water

Heat until lukewarm:
2 cups cottage cheese

Combine in large bowl:
Cottage cheese
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Yeast mixture

Gradually add:
4-4 ½ cups sifted flour
Turn onto floured board and knead 5 minutes. Put dough in a greased bowl, turning once. Let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 ½ hours.

Punch down. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces and shape into balls. Place balls in two greased 9” baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden.


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  1. Oh goodness, you make me laugh! I know it’s so easy for me to get the “wonder woman” mentality and do way too much. Had one of those days yesterday and today I’m paying big time. Thanks for the reminder to slow down! =)

    Definitely going to have to try those rolls,(but not now!!) love how pretty they turned out in the round pans and that they are high in protein!

  2. Frances says:

    I know this is an old blog post but I just wanted to tell you that I just found this recipe on Pinterest and made it today. The rolls are sitting fresh out of my oven and I just devoured one without taking a breath! It was absolutely delicious. It doesn’t taste like something that has a lot of protein in it and I so appreciate having a carbohydrate like this with protein to help balance it out. And so excited how delicious it is — you can’t tell it is made with cottage cheese. Just smells and tastes like a fabulous dinner roll. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Love it.

  3. Christa says:

    Frances, this makes me SO happy! Besides, I’m always glad to find another person who likes to devour baked goods fresh from the oven. 😉 So glad you enjoyed them!!!

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