Matrimonial Rolls in Your KitchenAid Mixer

Soft, Fluffy Matrimonial Rolls with Your KitchenAid Mixer

Soft, Fluffy Matrimonial Rolls with Your KitchenAid Mixer

Looking for a soft, fluffy dinner roll recipe to make with your mixer?

Whether you recently became the proud owner of a KitchenAid artisan stand mixer or have had one on your counter for decades, the search for the “perfect” roll recipe can seem elusive.

You know what you want: a melt-in-your-mouth soft, fluffy dinner roll that pairs nicely with soup and salad or a meat and potatoes meal. Naturally, you want to use your best kitchen helper, your KitchenAid mixer, to make them!

Introducing Matrimonial Rolls, the most famous dinner roll recipe you’ve never heard of! This recipe dates back to the 1930’s or ‘40’s, or possibly even earlier. 

In the video, I take you through the recipe, step by step! I share all my hard-won secrets so that you can be proud of the pan of golden brown rolls you will pull from your oven. 

I also share a fun tidbit of history surrounding these exemplary rolls that may surprise you!

soft, fluffy matrimonial rolls KitchenAid

Learn to:

  • Add the flour the best way, not too much, not too little
  • Switch to the dough hook at the right time
  • Keep the dough from climbing the hook and making a mess
  • Know when the dough has been kneaded enough
  • Shape smooth rolls

And more! It’s all in the video.

dough climbing hook

By the way, I have created separate videos specific to the Bosch Universal mixer and the Ankarsrum Assistent mixer, so if you own one of those, you can go right to the video and see how it’s done using the same mixer that you have in your kitchen. (Note: videos are uploaded weekly. If the video that corresponds with your mixer is not yet available, check back next Tuesday.)

If you haven’t yet purchased a heavy duty stand mixer for bread making, be sure to check out my video: KitchenAid vs. Bosch vs. Ankarsrum to help you make the best decision.

Matrimonial Rolls, shaped

Serve Matrimonial Rolls warm from the pan for supper or turn them out onto a rack to cool.

Fetch your best homemade jam from the pantry for these rolls and make sure to have some soft butter on hand, too! Pictured below are Huckleberry Lime Jam and Apricot Jam.

Jam and Matrimonial Rolls

You will be proud to serve these to your family or friends. They’re melt-in-your-mouth soft, fluffy, and delicious!

Matrimonial rolls

To say they are perfectly scrumptious is no exaggeration!

If you want to bake with whole wheat flour, scroll down to the bottom of the post for my special tips that will ensure your whole wheat rolls are soft and fluffy, too!


Matrimonial Rolls in Your KitchenAid Mixer

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This recipe dates back to the 1930’s or ‘40’s, or possibly even earlier. Matrimonial rolls, so the story goes, will help a girl win a husband! I’m sure it works the other way around, too, guys who love to bake! And even if you’ve already caught your special someone, these rolls might just make them fall in love with you all over again!


  • Author: Michele Pryse, FNTP
  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 rolls 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: KitchenAid
  • Cuisine: American



1/2 cup butter

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons honey or 1/4 cup sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1/4 cup water

3 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

45 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour


1. Melt butter in a small saucepan. When melted, turn off the heat. Add milk and honey and stir. Meanwhile, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.


2. Pour butter mixture into bowl of a heavy duty stand mixer such as the KitchenAid Artisan, and when it has cooled to lukewarm, add the yeast mixture. Beat in eggs, then add one cup of flour and the salt. Mix well. Add remaining flour ½ cup at a time to make a soft dough. Switch to dough hook and let your KitchenAid do the kneading on low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. 


3. Shape dough into a smooth ball and place in a buttered bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled. Turn dough out onto a buttered countertop and deflate with your palms. Re-shape into a ball and return to the bowl to rise a second time, covered. Meanwhile, generously butter a 13×9-inch (33×23 cm) baking pan or 12-inch (30 cm) round cake pan.


4. Turn dough onto lightly buttered countertop and flatten with your palms. Use a dough cutter or chef’s knife to divide into rolls: 24 for a 13×9-inch (33×23 cm) pan or 16 for a 12-inch (30 cm) round cake pan. Shape dough smoothly into rolls, pull the skin taut and pinch seams on the bottom. Arrange in prepared pan and let rise while oven preheats to 375°F (190°C). 


5. Bake rolls about 30 minutes, until golden brown on top, golden on bottom, and baked through. Enjoy!

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Tips for Using Whole Wheat Flour

  1. Make sure your whole wheat flour is finely ground. It should feel soft to the touch, not gritty.
  2. Start with half whole wheat flour and half bread flour or all-purpose flour. The next time, try 3/4 whole wheat and 1/4 bread flour or all-purpose flour. After that, go ahead and use all whole wheat flour. Making the transition gradually gives you time to learn to handle whole wheat and end up with a beautiful end product.
  3. Increase milk to 1 1/2 cups
  4. Before kneading, give the dough a rest. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes. This hydrates the flour, softening the sharp edges of the bran.


  • You mention using the Ankarsrum but I can’t find where you use it I’ve only had mine about six months so still learning it. If you would point me in direction of this info I would appreciate it. Thanks

    • Hi Edna, congrats on the decision to purchase your Ankarsrum! It is a quality mixer that will serve you well. I have made a video for making scrumptious dinner rolls called Matrimonial Rolls in the Ankarsrum. It goes live on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. And this week I am filming a video for Old Fashioned Buttermilk Bread in the Ankarsrum that will be available on June 14. I have been using the Ankarsrum since January 1997, and hope to make you comfortable with your mixer – a lot quicker than I was!

  • Hi Michele lovely and drooling .. any recipe without eggs .? I’m looking for a bun recipe without eggs but as soft ..
    Each mixer machine has a different methodology is it ? Love

  • I want to prep these a day ahead but bake them the day I serve so they’ll be fresh. What’s the best way to do this?

  • I don’t own any mixers and can’t currently afford one but if you could post any of these by hand mixing it would be fabulous! If not I totally understand. I hope one day to own a mixer but the amount of debt I’m under makes it impossible for awhile. 🙁

    I love your videos and recipes!


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