These turn out so good and fluffy. I love them!
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/2 cup warm milk
• 1 egg
• 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (NOT bread flour!)
• 1 package dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
• 1/4 cup butter or margarine
Kitchen Aid mixer with a dough hook attached, to mix and knead the dough. First, I heat the milk and water together until it's very warm, a bit warmer than the "baby bath" test, more of a "tired mommy bath" temp. I combine the liquid with the yeast and sugar in the bowl and allow the yeast to get it's job started and get activated. Add the egg, at room temp or warmer, the butter that is slightly melted, and the salt, but don't bother to stir. The flour is then unceremoniously dumped into the bowl and the mixer is started on low speed, to allow the flour to slowly combine into the liquids. I allow it to knead the dough until I see it is looking very elastic and stretchy. The dough is on the sticky side but improves after the first rising, which I do in a greased bowl in the warming drawer of the oven. It doesn't take long that way. After it is risen, I roll small balls out of the dough and place them in a greased 11x7 pan, spray the tops with non-stick cooking spray, cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, or until double in bulk.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes.
Brush baked rolls with remaining butter.
NOTE: This dough can also be divided into two portions and each rolled into a 12-inch circle; spread each circle with softened butter, cut into 8 wedges and roll up starting with wide end, to make crescents OR use this dough for cinnamon rolls or sticky buns.