Homemade Butter Rolls

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2 TBSP yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar
Put these 3 ingredients, inside your large mixing bowl, stir gently and leave them alone to become close friends for 5 mins.

After the 5 mins, add the following:
1/2 cup butter (aka-1 stick, sweet cream kind of course)
2 large eggs
2 tsp salt
4 1/2 cups flour

Start your mixer on slow and then medium speed until it’s mixed well.  Don’t fret, this will be a sticky dough! Cover your mixing bowl with a towel and let it rise for 1 hour. Do not peek.  After an hour, find the largest mixing bowl you have in your kitchen that has a lid, or is a large tupperware container.  I use a clean ice cream bucket. (don’t judge me on why I have 5 of them) Spray the bowl/bucket with non-stick spray, and scoop your sticky dough in and then throw it in your fridge. You can store the dough for 2-3 hours, overnight or for a day or two. That’s the best part, it’s very forgiving!

Now comes the messy part. You’ll need extra flour for this, separate the dough in half, spread a nice layer of flour out on your countertop, place 1 half of the dough on top.  Using a rolling pin, roll it out top to bottom, left to right, to form a circle, like a pizza. Then slice into 12 triangles.  Now, I am a big fan of butter, so I place a little pat of butter on each triangle and then roll them up, starting with the larger section.  Place on a cookie sheet (12 to a pan) that has been greased or has some parchment paper lining.   Spray the tops of the rolled butter rolls with cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap. Let them rise for 45-60 mins. Remove the plastic wrap and bake at 375 for 12-14 mins, until nicely browned on top.  Continue the process with the other half of the dough.

Going back to that gluttonous remark earlier? (When my rolls have cooled for 5 minutes, I brush melted butter over the top of them.)  I believe in doing it the right way, more butter the better! These are the best for slopping up that yummy warm turkey gravy and even better for those leftover turkey sandwiches the day after. Your family and friends will thank you….trust me!

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