This dough makes great tasting rolls for your holiday table. The recipe below will make approximately 15 large rolls, and you can make them a bit smaller or increase the recipe to yield more.
6 cups bread flour
3 tablespoons yeast
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups warm buttermilk
3 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt
A stand mixer will make this easier, but you can mix and knead this by hand as well.
Start by mixing lukewarm buttermilk, yeast, and sugar and let it sit for several minutes (about 5 minutes is good). When the yeast and buttermilk are ready, add your eggs and mix everything well.
Next, add your flour, a cup at a time, along with your salt, and mix until the dough comes together. The dough should be sticky, and if it starts to look too dry, add a little warm water or warm buttermilk as needed. Once the dough has started to come together add softened butter, and mix until it’s fully incorporated.
When the dough has come together, turn it out onto a work surface and knead it for several minutes to make sure it’s a well formed dough. Also, use little to no flour when kneading (adding flour will dry out the dough).
Next, Form the dough into a large ball and place in a bowl, greased with olive oil, and allow to rise for 1 hour.
Once the dough has risen, divide it into equal portions, then begin to shape each roll. Fold the ‘corners’ of each roll into the center, push down, and repeat this process several times before forming it into a ball on your work surface. When your rolls are formed, place them seam-side down, and allow to rise for another hour.
Once the rolls have risen, beat an egg and brush a light coating of the wash over each roll, then bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
When they’re done, allow them to cool for a bit and enjoy.