I think it is so comforting and intimate to have parties in homes. Bunker and I had our engagement party in my parent's home and then I had my bridesmaid's luncheon in the home of one of my mom's dear friends. There is just something about gathering together in a home as opposed to a restaurant that adds a layer of close friendship, a level of intimacy and sharing; it turns dinner or a party into a special event remembered with warm and loving thoughts.
I found this recipe from the food network, but of course, I made a few changes, including doubling the recipe. Even with the changes I made, the rolls were perfect. Even doubling the recipe was just fine, but I think I almost killed my electric mixer, as the dough was a bit overwhelming in size. Below you will find the recipe for one batch of rolls rather than my double batch. You can expect about 30 rolls from the single recipe.
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1 Package of Dry Active Yeast
1 Cup of Warm Water
3/4 Cup of Honey (original recipe called for 1/2 a cup of sugar)
1 Egg, Beaten
1 Additional Egg, Beaten
2 Teaspoons of Salt
1 Cup of Milk, Warm
4 Ounces of Butter (4 ounces equals 1/2 a cup or one stick of butter), Melted
2 Additional Ounces of Butter (1/4 cup of butter or 1/2 stick of butter), Melted
5 Cups of Flour, plus more as needed to form a dough that does not stick
Muffin Tin Pan
1. In an electric mixer fitter with the dough hook, yeast dissolve in the cup of warm water.
3. Add the 3/4 cup of honey, the beaten egg, the 2 teaspoons of salt, the one cup of warmed milk, and the stick of butter
8. Grease the muffin pan.
9. Remove the dough from the bowl and punch down slightly.
10. Form individual 1 inch balls of dough, and place three balls in each muffin tin.
13. Whisk the additional egg.
14. Uncover the muffins and brush them first with the egg wash and then brush with the cooled butter.
16. Enjoy hot out of the oven!
Since I was making so many rolls, I ran out of muffin pans, so I actually used a cookie sheet and muffin liners. It actually worked out very nicely! Don't forget to grease your muffin liners, I did and lost a few muffins, but it was nice product control as Bunker an I enjoyed the rolls that fell apart.
Final bread for the party!