Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
Very good, homemade roll.
- 1 cup warm water
- 6 -8 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
- 2 packages active dry yeast (Red Star)
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
- 7 -8 cups all-purpose flour, approximately,divided (Pillsbury)
- more melted butter, for brushing rolls
- Put water in a 2-cup measure and add 1 tablespoon of sugar and the yeast.
- Let sit for a few minutes until it bubbles.
- In a large bowl or mixer bowl, put the milk, the remaining sugar, honey, eggs and salt.
- Mix well, then add the yeast mixture, then the melted butter.
- Mix in 3 to 4 cups of flour, then stir in more until mixture is the right consistency (forms a soft dough).
- Put dough on a floured board and knead it, adding more flour as necessary, until it's not sticking to the board any more, about 5 minutes.
- Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise about 45 minutes.
- Punch the dough down and let rise again until double in size.
- To shape into rolls, roll out dough on a floured surface and cut with a round biscuit cutter.
- Put a little melted butter in the edge of the pan and roll the edges of the rolls in the butter before placing the rolls close together in the pan.
- Brush the tops with melted butter.
- Let rise, uncovered, in a warm place until double in size.
- You can do this in an oven you've heated on the lowest setting for just a few minutes until it's warm.
- Bake in a preheated, 400F oven until brown, about 15-20 minutes.
- Makes about 36 rolls.