My mom makes fabulous rolls that we have at most family dinners or holidays. I made them for our Easter lunch this year. My mom could probably make them in her sleep, but I still have to consult the recipe.
First: In a large bowl, whisk together 1 &1/4 C of warm water, a package of active dry yeast, and 1/2 C Sugar. Then let it sit for 5 minutes for the yeast to activate.
While you are waiting, crack 2 eggs in a small bowl and beat with a fork (or however you beat eggs)
Then add 1/2 C of cooking oil to the mixture
Add the eggs
Then mix together
Then add 4 C of flour and 1 t of salt
Mix it all together
When you are finished mixing it will look like this. Cover the bowl and let the mix rise for a minimum of 4 hours. (You can let it sit overnight). This recipe will make 18 rolls. It can easily be doubled.
The dough will rise to the top of your bowl. Then you will kneed out the dough (adding in some flour because it is very sticky). Roll out the dough with a rolling pin (or your hands) until it is about 2 inches thick. Then cut out little circles with a small glass or cookie cutter.
Then you dip the dough circles in butter and place together in a muffin tin. Then let rise (about 2-4 hours).
I let these rise over night. In the morning- viola big fluffy dinner rolls!
Cook in the oven at 400 for 10-12 minutes. (Just until a little brown)
Serve and enjoy! Serve with butter or honey. (I like mine with jelly).