These easy sweet yeast rolls are by far my family's favorite roll. These rolls are so simple to make, yet their ease takes nothing away from the flavor. My hubby said I needed to call them something like "fluffy, yummy, pillows of sweet goodness." I informed him that, while that may be true, you really can't name a recipe that way! No one googles "fluffy, yummy, pillows of sweet goodness," but they do look for things like easy when it comes to baking and these are very easy indeed.
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
1/3 cup softened butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 pack (.25 oz) active dry yeast
I start by combining my flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. I make a little depression to hold the water and milk. I then pour my yeast into the liquid and give it a few minutes to wake up and get to work. I drop in my egg and butter and combine all the ingredients using my hands. It is a little messy but I love feeling the dough. Once combine, turn your dough out on to a floured surface and kneed it till it is elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl in a warm location for it's first one hour rise.
After an hour, punch down your dough. You are going to let it rise a second time, but here is where the hardest part of the process comes in.... you have to decide how you want to shape the dough. This dough is fabulous for being creative with. Some nights I just form it into balls, other nights I feel feisty and braid it into all sorts of shapes!
Place your formed rolls on a greased pan and let them rise another hour. I know a total of two hours of rising dough seems like a lot, but it is not like you have to watch it! You can finish up housework or *gasp* put your feet up for a few (claiming to be working hard in the kitchen) and take a breather. Once the rolls have risen the second time, it is time to pop them in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
Trust me, once your serve these bad boys to your family, not only will they crown you Queen of the kitchen, but they will beg for more! Just never admit how easy they are to make! *wink*
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