Buttery Dinner Rolls
 
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Perfect, soft white dinner rolls made almost as quickly as the pre-made variety, but full of homemade goodness.
Alison:
Serves: 2 dozen rolls
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  • 2 c. water
  • 4½ tsp. yeast
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 6½ c. flour
  • ¼ c. butter
  • Optional ingredients:
  • additional ¼ c. butter
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder or 1 clove fresh garlic
  • fresh rosemary
Here's how...
  1. In 2 cups of warm water, gently stir in yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  2. In mixer bowl, add the sugar, salt, egg, melted butter, and 3 cups of the flour.
  3. Let the mixer pull the ingredients together.
  4. Add in the yeast mixture, switching to dough hook. Add in the remaining flour and let it turn into a smooth and barely sticky dough. It should feel sticky to the touch, but be able to form a ball.
  5. Coat the ball with softened butter and put it in a large bowl covered with a clean kitchen towel in a warm place to let it rise until doubled -- at least an hour. Or you can put the dough in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap overnight and continue the next day from this point.
  6. Butter two 9 x 13" pans. Squish the dough down and begin to form the rolls by breaking off chunks and forming them into balls, about ¼ c. worth of dough at a time, and knead it a bit and then tuck the ends under to the bottom and make sure the top is smooth. Set the bowls of dough in the buttered dish leaving some space between each.
  7. To make the clover-leaf shape, divide each regular ¼ c. sized portion into three equal pieces. Set all three little dough-balls into buttered muffin pan cups.
  8. Set the dishes full of rolls in a warm place covered with clean kitchen towels and let them rise one more time until doubled in size. About a half an hour.
  9. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until just golden brown.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at http://www.thatwhichnourishes.com/buttery-dinner-rolls/