Combine the 1 teaspoon of sugar and yeast in tepid water. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes
until yeast begins to foam.
Thoroughly mix milk, butter, sugar, egg and salt in
Stir in the yeast mixture and 3 1/2 cups of the flour, adding a bit more if necessary
to make a soft pliable dough. Turn dough out on floured board and let rest while
you clean and butter bowl. Knead dough gently, 4 to 5 minutes, adding flour if necessary,
until dough is smooth and silky.
Return to bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until doubled
Butter a 12 cup muffin tin.
Punch down dough. Pinch off pieces about 1 1/2 inches
in diameter ( enough to fill 1/2 of muffin cup), and roll into smooth spheres. Place
two such pieces in each prepared muffin cup. ( It should be a tight fit). Cover
dough loosely with plastic wrap for 45 minutes.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake rolls 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown.
Serve as soon as they are cool enough to throw.
Makes 12 rolls.
Posted by GayleL at Recipe Goldmine 4/23/02 9:01:18 pm.