- 2 1/2 tablespoons dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 cup dry milk powder
- 1 egg
- 6 1/2 cups flour
in mixer combine yeast and water. let stand 5 minutes. add sugar, butter, salt, dry milk, 2 cups flour and egg. beat together until very smooth. add 2 more cups of flour, one at a time, until smooth. add one more cup of flour, 1/2 cup at a time until it is well mixed in.
turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it is smooth and satiny. gather dough into a ball and place into a greased bowl. cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size.
use the last of the flour as needed on the board for rolling and shaping the dough. cut or mold into desired shapes. place on baking sheets or pans. brush surface of rolls with melted butter. let rise in a warm place until double in size.
bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until browned to your satisfaction. makes about 2-3 dozen rolls.
*for crescent shaped rolls:
divide dough in half. roll one half into a large circle, about 1/4 inch thick. cut dough into 16 pieces, like a pie. roll up each piece starting at the large end, wrapping point around the roll. place on baking sheets, 4 across, 4 down. repeat with second half of dough.