Yummy Rolls from Erin:
1/2 cup tap-hot water
2 pkg. yeast (or 4 1/2 tsp)
1 cup butter
2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
4 eggs (beaten)
1 cup warm milk
8 1/2 cups flour (I use the real "bread" flour)
Mix water, yeast and a pinch of sugar in a bowl. Set aside until foamy. Cream butter, salt and sugar. Add boiling water (I just boil mine in the measuring cup in the microwave). Mix until dissolved.
Cool to 105 to 115 degrees (if you don't have a thermometer I think you could just wait a few minutes while it cools off and go on…the butter cools the boiling water pretty fast).
Beat in yeast mixture and eggs. Beat in flour gradually along with the warm milk. Knead for five minutes or until silky (dough will be pretty sticky). Let rise until doubled in size (approx. 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
Punch down and divide into four balls. Roll out approx 14 inch circle. Paint surface with melted butter, and cut up (in a slicing pie fashion) with a pizza cutter into 12 pieces. Roll each piece from big end to small end (like a croissant) and place on greased cookie sheet with point tucked under. Let rise, covered with a cloth until doubled in size (again, approx 1 to 1 1/2 hours).
Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes.