I just made these rolls tonight. This was my first time using this recipe! I've tried several & this is the one I like most, so far. Here's the recipe:
2 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 c. warm water (105-115°)
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 c. hot water (120-130 degrees)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter/margarine
2 tsp. salt
7-8 c. flour (mine took 9 cups)
Mix together yeast, 1/2 c. warm water & 2 Tbsp. sugar. Let sit for 10-15 min. to proof (gets all fluffy). Whisk in large mixing bowl 2 c. hot water, 1/2 c. sugar, butter, eggs & salt. Add yeast mixture (after it's proofed). Add one c. of flour at a time. Let dough rise in greased bowl for one hour. I usually pour a little bit of olive oil in a large bowl to grease it, you can use canola or veggie oil. Shape into balls. I kinda rolled them into balls & then took a little time to make them smooth on the top by just pulling the top around to the bottom, until the top was smooth.
Bake at 350 degrees for 16-22 min.
I had to adjust my oven to 375 for 18 min. (my oven tends to be a little cooler than some).
I only let my rolls rise for about 20 min. until my dinner was done baking.
They still rose quite a bit in that 20 min.