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Double Whammie Yeast Rolls

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Rise time 2 hrs
Bake time 18 mins
Yield Makes 1 dozen
YOUR BEST RECIPE Finalist. PAM Brand Winner. The double whammy comes from using beer and potato buds in the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup dried instant potato buds
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 (1/4-ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup beer at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour, divided
  • no-stick cooking spray
  • Butter (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Remove and reserve 1 tablespoon sugar. Cook remaining sugar, 1/3 cup butter, and next 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts. Cool to 110°.

  2. Stir together yeast, beer, and reserved 1 tablespoon sugar in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.

  3. Combine milk mixture and yeast mixture in a large bowl; stir in egg. Gradually stir in 4 cups flour to form a dough. (Dough will be very stiff.)

  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead, adding additional flour (up to 1/2 cup) as needed, until smooth and elastic (about 6 to 8 minutes). Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top of dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

  5. Coat muffin pans with cooking spray. Punch dough down, and shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Place 3 dough balls in each muffin cup. (Handle the dough as little as possible to prevent over-kneading.) Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 1 hour.

  6. Bake at 350° for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden. Place a small pat of butter on top of each roll after baking 5 minutes, or brush with melted butter after baking, if desired.