Butter Horn Rolls

makes 24 rolls

11 Tablespoons (5 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, divided

1 cup warm milk (110º F)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3 extra large eggs at room temperature

4 1/2 to 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast

1 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

In a small bowl or saucepan, melt 8 tablespoons of butter; set aside to cool.  In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, milk, sugar, and eggs.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix 4 1/2 cups of flour, yeast and salt.  With the mixer on low speed, add the milk mixture. Once the dough comes together, increase the speed to medium and mix until smooth and shiny, about 4-6 minutes. (If the dough is sticky after 3 minutes, add the remaining flour 2 tablespoons at a time).  The final dough will still be sticker than a standard bread dough.  Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface, shape into a ball, and place in a lightly greased bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rest in a warm place until the dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter; set aside  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.  Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces, about 15 ounces each.  On a lightly floured work surface, roll each piece of dough into a 11-inch circle.  Brush each round with 1 tablespoon of the melted butter.  Using a sharp knife or pastry wheel, cut each round into 8 wedges.  Starting at the wide end, roll up the dough ending with the pointed tip on the bottom. (The tip must be on the bottom to prevent the roll from unraveling during baking).  Place the rolls on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart and curl in the ends slightly to form a crescent.  Cover with a lightly damp towel and let rise until the rolls are doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.

Adjust the oven racks in the upper third and lower third of the oven.  Preheat the oven to 350º F.  Bake until the rolls are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes, switching and rotating the rolls halfway through baking.  Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.  Enjoy!  

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