Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 cups milk scalded and cooled to lukewarm
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, separated
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly, plus additional for brushing
  • 7-8 cups flour (I used about 7 1/2 cups)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Directions

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, dissolve yeast in the warm water with the teaspoon of sugar.
  • With the dough hook attached, mix in the milk, remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, and enough flour to make a medium batter. (I added about 2 1/2 cups of flour here.)
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Allow to stand until light and foamy, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add melted butter, eggs and salt.
  • Beat well.
  • Add enough flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes.
  • While dough is resting, prepare a large bowl by spraying it with cooking spray.
  • Knead dough until it is smooth and satiny.
  • Place into prepared bowl and turn over, coating it with oil.
  • Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set to rise in a warm area until double in size, about 1-1 1/2 hours.
  • Punch dough down.
  • On a lightly floured surface and with a lightly floured rolling pin, flatten dough into a rectangle until it is about 1/2-inch thick.
  • Fold the rectangle in half the short way so that it is about 1-inch in thickness, and lightly roll together to seal the sides together.
  • Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • With a dough scraper, cut into rolls.
  • Place rolls on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise in a warm area until double in size, about 1 hour or so.
  • Preheat oven to 350 and bake rolls for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Upon removing from oven, brush tops with melted butter.
  • Serve with Cinnamon Honey Butter.

Cinnamon Honey Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter for approximately 30 seconds until lightly whipped.
  • Add confectioners’ sugar, honey and cinnamon and beat until smooth and thoroughly combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  • Continue beating on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
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