My family dubbed these rolls “The Almighty Rolls” because they’re so good, eating them is almost a religious experience.
3 pkgs active dry yeast
2 1/4 cups milk
3 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup sugar
10 cups flour (more of less as needed)
1. Dump the following in a large bowl: 3 pkgs yeast, 6 cups flour, 3 tsps salt, 3/4 cup sugar
2. Combine 2 ¼ cups milk, ¾ cup water, 1 ½ sticks butter in a medium sized microwave bowl. The butter does not have to be melted. Microwave about 3 minutes (depending on the power of your microwave) and stir. Use a candy thermometer to test the temperature – it should be between 110-115 degrees.
3. Pour the bowl of liquids into the dry ingredients and beat with a mixer (use a bread dough attachment if you have one) for 1 minute. Add 3 eggs and beat for 1 minute. Mix in enough remaining flour so the dough comes together and is easy to handle.
4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes).
5. Place dough in a large greased bowl and turn over until the greased side is up. Cover with a slightly damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for about 1 ½ to 2 hours.
6. Punch down the dough and let rise for another 30 minutes
7. Punch down and divide into thirds. Roll into 12 inch circles. Spread with melted butter. Cut each circle into 16 pie shaped pieces. Roll up, beginning with the outer rounded edge. Place on pan, point down.
8. Let rise on the pan for 20-30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned (about 12 minutes, depending on your oven)