1 (1/4 ounce) package
( or 3/4, to taste)
( for tops)
- Dissolve the yeast in the water in a large bowl. Add the milk, sugar, egg, salt, and half of the flour. Beat together with a wooden spoon until smooth; add the 3/4 cup melted butter, along with remaining flour. Place in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and put in your fridge overnight.
- The next day (or at least six hours later, if you'd like to make them in the morning for supper) punch the dough down. Shape as desired. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. (I like to turn the oven on for 1-2 minutes, then turn it off and stick the rolls in or 45 minutes. Then I pull them out, and preheat the oven to bake them.).
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes for round dinner rolls. Immediately brush with melted butter. Awesome warm, cold, or leftover.
- (For a butterhorn shape: make a 12 inch circle of dough, cut it into 12 pieces, and roll from the big end towards the little end. Place on the pan with the ends curled like a horn.).