.... House rolls! :D
I got this recipe from the Food Network years ago, who got it directly from the Omni Parker House Hotel, in Boston.
- 6 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 4.5 tsp yeast
- 1 c butter, softened
- 1 large egg
2. Add the egg and beat. Mix in 3/4 more flour and continue beating. I'm using my KitchenAid for this. Stir in about 2 1/2 c more flour, or enough to make a soft dough.
3. Knead until smooth and elastic, working in more flour if you need it.
4. Put the dough into a greased bowl and cover. Let it rise for about 2 hours if your house is cold.
5. Punch down the dough and knead it into a smooth ball. Let it rest, covered, for 15 minutes.
6. Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Meanwhile, in each of two 9X13 roasting pans melt 1/4c of butter (so all the rest of the butter). This will grease the bottom of the pans.
7. Weigh your dough and divide that number by 40 because you are making 40 buns. Pluck off and weigh portions of the dough to make 40 even portions. Shape these into balls by folding them in on themselves and gently rolling to seal.
8. Put 20 rolls per pan, seam side down. Let the dough rise again, covered, for about an hour if your house is cold.
9. Bake rolls for about 15-20 minutes, until they're golden brown and smell heavenly. DEVOUR.