These are rich and full of butter! I recently shaped these rolls in balls. When they were done, I brushed the tops with melted butter and then topped them (a row each) with toasted poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, a combo of equal parts dill weed/kosher salt/sugar, and Parmesan cheese. I loved how they turned out.
- In bowl of heavy-duty mixer combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
- Let it sit for about 5 minutes until foamy.
- Melt butter in glass bowl in microwave.
- Add milk and heat to lukewarm (no hotter than 110°).
- Add milk mixture to yeast mixture.
- Put on dough hook.
- Add bread flour and salt and combine well.
- Add all-purpose flour slowly until dough forms a slightly sticky ball.
- Continue to knead dough for 5 to 10 minutes longer, adding in more all-purpose flour if dough gets too sticky.
- Place ball in a greased or buttered bowl.
- Turn to coat with butter.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about an hour or until doubled.
- Butter a 13- x 9-inch baking pan.
- Divide dough into about 20 pieces.
- Form into smooth balls and place in 5 rows in pan.
- Cover loosely and let rise until doubled again (about 45 minutes).
- Make a deep crease down center of each roll using a spatula.
- Let rise, covered, another 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Melt 2 tablespoons butter.
- Brush tops of rolls.
- Bake in center of oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden.