2 ½ cups warm milk (110° Fahrenheit)
4 teaspoons dry active yeast
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
7 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
½ melted butter
Warm milk in the microwave at 50% power for 1 minute, stir. Check temperature with a candy thermometer and continue microwaving in 30 second intervals at 50% power until 110° Fahrenheit is reached)
Add yeast and a pinch of sugar to milk and stir.
Allow to "proof" for about 5 minutes or until it appears bubbly.
Add sugar, eggs, butter and salt and beat until thoroughly blended.
Add flour, about ½ cup at a time, until all of the flour is added. Continue blending until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. This will leave you with a soft, elasticy dough.
Cover bowl and allow dough to rise until double in size (from 30 minutes - 1 hour, time will vary based on many elements).
Repeat the rising process twice more, punching down dough after each rising.
Seperate dough into 36 rolls and place in a casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray, or a muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray (if you choose to create a special shaped roll, do so), and allow to rise once more until dough is double in size.
Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
Bake rolls on the middle rack for 10-15 minutes, until tops are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and turn out onto a cooling rack.
Drizzle or brush with melted butter while still hot.
Serve warm or store in an air tight container.
Add 1 teaspoon dry active yeast to recipe
Follow recipe to the point where you have shaped the dough and put the rolls in pans sprayed with cooking spray. Double wrap pans with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place pans in the freezer. After rolls have frozen for 2-3 hours and are fully frozen, you can remove the rolls from the pans and place them in a gallon size zip top freezer bag.
When you're ready to bake the rolls, put them back in the original pan, allow them to thaw in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Allow rolls to rise in a warm area for about 2 hours, and bake as directed in a 400° Fahrenheit oven for 10-15 minutes.