I have been trying to post this recipe to my blog for months, but there was a problem. Every time I made these rolls, we would eat them so fast that I didn't have time to take a picture! I made these yesterday (24 rolls) and these 6 are the only ones left, but I got my picture!! I LOVE that you can make these with no mixer. All you need is a little arm strength. I have been using this recipe to make pigs in a blanket instead of my regular recipe, and I like this one better. Easter is coming up, and you need to try these rolls!
1 TBSP yeast
¼ cup warm water
½ tsp sugar
1 cup warm milk
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup flour
3-4 cups flour
1. Mix yeast with warm water and ½ tsp sugar. Let stand until bubbly.
2. In a large bowl whisk together warm milk, oil, ½ cup sugar, and salt. Add 1 cup of flour to mixture, and mix well. Add 2 eggs and beat until smooth (mix vigorously by hand). Add yeast mixture and mix vigorously until smooth (I like to use my whisk again here). With a wooden spoon, stir in 3-4 cups flour to the yeast mixture. Dough should be sticky.
3. Pour the dough into a large bowl. Cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours until it has doubled in size.
3. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch down and divide in half. Roll dough onto a floured surface making a circle about 12 inches round. Dough should be about ⅜" thick. Brush dough with melted butter. Cut circles with a pizza cutter into 12 pieces (like a pizza). Roll from rounded edge to the point to make a crescent roll. Place into a greased pan (11x16 metal pan or cookie sheet and do 3 across and 8 rows down). Cover dough with a tea towel or plastic wrap and let rise for another hour or until the rolls double in size.
4. Bake at 375 degrees until light lightly browned, which is about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.