Makes 24 rolls
Classic dinner rolls, perfect for any holiday meal!
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 packages of yeast (each package contains 2 1/4 teaspoon, if you're using bulk yeast, as I do)
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
11/2 cup water
4 tablespoons butter OR margarine
COMBINE 1 1/2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120º to 130ºF).
Add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
Add 1/4 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough.
Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
DIVIDE dough into 24 equal pieces; shape into balls.
Place in greased 9 by 13 pan.
Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
BAKE in preheated 425 degree oven for 12 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; brush with additional melted butter, if desired. Serve warm.
An easy roll to form when you're making a lot of them is to make 'lucky clovers' Place the dough into muffin tins and with the scissors, snip almost to the bottom of the muffin pan twice to form a cross before rising.Recipe from the personal collection of dawn weaver http://hometojumpingoffplace.blogspot.com/