2 C. warm water
2 packets (4 1/2 t.) active dry yeast
1/2 C. sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
6 1/2 C. bread flour
1/2 stick (1/4 C.) butter, melted
1 1/2 t. salt
- Stir water, yeast, sugar, egg, & half of the flour together in a mixing bowl. Let sit 5-10 min. until it looks swampy. Add remaining flour, salt, & melted butter. Stir until you have shaggy dough, adjusting amount of flour as needed.
- Place dough on counter & knead until springy & smooth (7-10 min.) Rinse mixing bowl clean w/ hot water, dry it & put dough in. Cover dough w/ a clean kitchen towel & let it rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch down dough. Form dough into rounds a little larger than a walnut. Place the rolls two inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Cover w/ kitchen towel, & let rise until doubled, about 45 min.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 min.