Thanks for following along the semi-live blogging for this Easter dinner rolls adventure. I feel I'm ready for the show to serve these up for Easter dinner. My only tweak will be a few more minutes in the oven when I make a batch Sunday.
2 1/2 cups of warm milk (I warmed it in the microwave for 1 minute)
2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of melted butter
2 teaspoons of salt
7 cups of all-purpose flour
Sprinkle yeast over milk in mixer bowl, and let sit until there is some froth. Add sugar, eggs and butter and whisk together. Use the dough hook and add flour one cup at a time - adding the salt while adding the flour. You may need a little more or a little less flour. Mix into a soft dough, and it might be slightly sticky. Let dough rise, covered, in a greased bowl for 1 hour.
Punch down and turn the dough, and let rise covered another hour. And then once more.
Shape dough into balls, tucking the seam under, and place into a greased pan. Let rise another hour, covered.
Heat over to 385 degrees. Bake on middle rack for 15 to 20 minutes, until the tops are nice and brown.