Dinner Rolls

*makes 24 rolls

Ingredients:  1 1/4 c. milk (warmed), 10 T unsalted butter (melted, cooled, and divided), 1 large egg, 4 1/2 c flour (divided), 2 T sugar OR honey, 1 envelope (or 2 /14 t.) instant yeast, 1 1/2 t salt


1.  Whisk the warm milk, 8 T melted butter, and eggs together.

2.  In a standing mixer (with a dough hook)-mix together 4 c. flour, salt, yeast, and sugar (or honey).  Add half the milk mix and begin to beat on low.  Add the remainder of the milk and continue to beat on low for about a minute until it's combined.  

3.  Increase speed to low-medium and let the machine knead the bread for ten minutes.  Check the dough about five minutes it, and if it's sticking to the sides of the bowl, add 1 T of flour at a time (up to 1/4 c.) until it doesn't stick anymore to the sides of the bowl.  

4.  Place dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise for a hour (until it's doubled in size).

 5.  Divide the dough into 24 equal balls.  Roll and place about 1 inch apart on a parchment lined pan.  Cover loosely with sprayed plastic wrap and let it rise for another 30-60 minutes (rolls should be doubled in size).  

6.  Brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining 2 T of melted butter.

7.  Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes (should be turning golden brown when they are ready).  

8.  Let the rolls cool for 10 minutes and then serve warm.