I have made these a few times. After proofing the yeast in the water with a pinch of sugar I add the yeast and all the other ingredients, except the flour and salt, into my Kitchenaid with the paddle. Then I add the salt and 3 cups of flour. When it gets thick, I switch to the dough hook and add the rest of the flour just until the dough pulls off the bottom of the bowl. The mixer kneads the dough for about 5 minutes and I simply move the dough to a cutting board, make round rolls and place them on a greased sheet tray. The last time I cut the sugar to 1/4 cup and used half a large cake of fresh yeast. If you make all dinner sized rolls, it will make 24 good sized round rolls. This time I made 12 dinner rolls and 4 the size of hamburger buns. I baked at 375ºF. The dinner rolls took 12 minutes and the hamburger buns took 16 minutes... both were golden and beautiful. I will be using the buns for pulled pork sandwiches.
Since the only rising time really needed is after the rolls are formed, it is one of the fastest, tastiest, and almost foolproof recipes I have found. You can easily make them start to finish in 2 hours because they only need to rise once. Very easy to change it up with less sugar, some finely minced garlic and bits of fresh rosemary too. You just can't go wrong with these!
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I have made these a few times. After proofing the yeast in the water with a pinch of sugar I...