1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 TBS dry yeast
4 cups flour
Put the milk in a saucepan and turn on low heat on the stove. While it's warming, combine butter, 1/4 cup sugar and salt in a large bowl. Then add warmed milk (it should not boil). In another bowl combine warm water, 1 tsp sugar, and yeast. Make sure the water isn't too hot, just warm. Stir. Add 2 eggs and flour and stir with wooden spoon. Combine everything in a large bowl and stir. Refrigerate dough overnight. This helps it to rise. If you need it same day, you can put in fridge for 3 hours or in freezer for 1 1/2 hours. If you put it in freezer, let it thaw on counter for about 15-20 minutes. Take dough and divide in half and roll it out with a rolling pin to form a circle. Use a pizza cutter or knife to divide dough in fourths and then into eighths. Roll into a crescent (start with wide end and roll onto itself). Place on greased cookie sheet. Let rise for another 1-2 hours at room temperature. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
This is Aunt Lynn's famous recipe. She's been known to make hundreds of rolls at a time!!!
Click here for Amy Gray's roll recipe. This recipe is the roll recipe I usually use when I make homemade rolls.
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