These are seriously the perfect dinner rolls. I grew up on these rolls and I love them! I can’t believe in 6 years this is the first time that I have made them for my little family. They are easy and so delicious!
My mom has said many times its all about the yeast if you know how the yeast is suppose to be then you are a bread maker it does not matter what kind of bread whether its Cinnamon rolls, normal bread or rolls etc. These rolls are really impressive, perfect for any Holiday party! This recipe makes 3 dozen rolls, perfect for neighborhood gifts if not for a party!
(Saf yeast is the best you can find it at Shar’s in Mesa on Gilbert and Guadalupe)
4 eggs at room temperature
3 cubes/sticks of butter
3 cups milk
Bosch or Kitchen Aid mixer
1/4 cup warm water
( I use tap water, warm to me is pretty warm but you can still hold your hand under it)
1 Tbsp yeast
Combine but do not stir and let sit for 10 mins or until it bubbles.
(I put my yeast in a clear bowl so I can watch it better. The sugar will sink to the bottom and most of the yeast will sit on the top of the water and start to bubble up a little bit. You don’t want all your yeast to sink to the bottom if it does redo your yeast mixture.)
In the bread mixer add:
3/4 cups sugar
1 Tbsp salt
1 cup instant potato flakes
2 cups flour
In a saucepan:
melt 3/4 cup butter then add 3 cups milk. Turn stove down to low to warm the milk so it won’t kill the yeast. Add all ingredients into bread mixer and mix well.
After mixing, add 4 eggs (room temperature) and 6 cups flour. Dough will be sticky.
Let rise for 1 hour. The dough will not rise a ton but you should notice it rise a little bit. Roll out in a rectangle and cover with butter. Fold over in thirds and cut in 1 inch strips. Tie rolls into a knot and put on cookie sheet (12 rolls per sheet)
Let rise for 3 hours.
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown.
Here is my dough all rolled out and covered in melted better
Fold in thirds
All folded up
I start in the center and cut in 1 inch strips
This is how you knot the rolls.
First, stretch a little bit then twist
Then start to tie in a knot
Pull the knot then you are done
This is what they look like before they rise for the 3 hours
This is how great they look after being cooked. I also buttered the top after they came out of the oven .
These rolls are amazing….trust me! Make them ASAP!