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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.