These rolls are very soft and light. They make children and husbands very happy. My husband asked, "Can you make these ALL the time?"
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- add 4 teaspoons dry yeast
- add 2 eggs
- add 1/4-1/2 cup butter (reserved)
- add 1/2 cup butter
- add 1/2 cup sugar
- add 2 1/2 cups warm milk
- add 2 teaspoons salt
- add 7 cups flour
- Note: Due to its sticky nature, this recipe is best made in a standing mixer with a dough hook; the truly persistent could probably make this by hand with a bowl and a wooden spoon-- these rolls are worth the extra effort.
- Sprinkle the yeast over the warm milk and let sit for approximately 5 minutes to proof.
- Add sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, salt and eggs; mix well.
- Add flour and mix well.
- Blend at medium-low speed for about 5-10 minutes, scraping down sides once or twice.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and a towel; let rise in bowl about 1 hour or til doubled.
- Remove the towel and plastic wrap and turn mixer on low to"punch down" the dough; if you wish, you can let the dough raise a second time as it makes for a more flavorful roll.
- Remove the dough from the bowl and divide into 36"plops"; The dough will be very sticky.
- Place"plops", edges just touching, in a buttered 9x13 baking pan; don't bother trying to smooth out the"plops"-- they will smooth out as they raise.
- Cover pan with plastic wrap and let rise til doubled, about 30-40 minutes.
- Melt the reserved butter and drizzle over the top of the rolls before baking.
- Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden.