I have 3 or 4 roll recipes in rotation here, and this one just bumped to spot #1 as favorite. I made these for Thanksgiving. Using leftover dough that sat in the fridge overnight, I made large round rolls (think Costco size/shape) for our leftover turkey sandwiches.
2 cups warm water
2 T yeast
1 T sugar
Combine in a large bowl and allow to sit for 5 minutes. The yeast should bubble up a bit. When it does, add:
2 sticks butter, melted and cooled (1 cup)
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 t salt
8 cups flour
Mix and knead well by hand or in a kitchen aid/bosch.
Let sit until doubled, then punch down.
Separate the dough into four equal sections.Take one section at a time and roll out on a floured surface into a circle that is 1/4″ thick. Cut into 12 triangles. Roll triangles up from the wide end, and place on a greased baking sheet.
Cover and rise until doubled. Bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes, until golden.
This whole recipe makes 48 rolls and halves well. If you halve it, use 2 eggs.
Recipe source: Bloom