Sweet rolls are one of my favorite foods on earth. Growing up in Hawai’i, everyone I knew was in love with them and they all had their own family recipes. I can’t recall where I got this particular recipe from, but it is one of my favorites. It is tasty and doesn’t require a culinary degree to get right. It does require a bit of patience during the risings, so get a new Netflix show ready to go!
Simple Sweet Rolls
3/4 oz active rapid-rise dry yeast
1 TBSP sugar
1 cup warm water
1 cup butter
2 cups water
2/3 cup powdered milk
1 TBSP salt
1 cup sugar
11-12 cups flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
In large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water.
Melt butter in saucepan and remove from heat. Whisk in water, powdered milk, salt, sugar, and eggs until combined.
Add saucepan mixture into large bowl with yeast mix, stirring until combined.
Add 10 cups of flour to large bowl and mix well.
Knead dough by hand for 5 minutes, adding remaining flour as needed. Dough should not be overly sticky, keep adding flour until your hands can knead without pulling dough away from ball.
Oil dough and rest it in large, covered bowl. Allow it to double in size, about 1-2 hours.
Punch down dough then shape into rolls, no larger than what fits in your hand.
This recipe makes about 6 dozen rolls.
Place rolls on greased baking pans, cover, then allow to rise for another 1 – 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover baking pans and bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
Superhero Tip: Try slathering these with a homemade cinnamon butter. Using an electric mixer on high speed, whip 1 cup of softened butter in an electric mixer with 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 2 TBSP sugar.
Second Superhero Tip: Once these rolls are baked, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.
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