No Fail Dinner Rolls
3 cups warm water
3 tbsp dry yeast
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt
1/2 cup oil
5-7 cups flour
Put water in a bowl, sprinkle yeast and sugar across the top and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Add salt, oil, and 4 cups of flour. Begin mixing and add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time until dough is soft, not stiff. Oil a seprate bowl and place dough in it to rise until double in size, about 20-30 minutes. Punch dough down. Melt some butter and pour out onto a cookie sheet. Pinch off sections of dough and roll into golf ball size dough balls. Roll in butter on pan and line up for baking side by side. Allow to rise 15 minutes until double in size again. Bake on 375 for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Fresh yeast is the best to use. Keep it fresh in the freezer. To help your yeast proof, err on the side of having too hot of water, instead of too cold.
Careful adding your flour in. Too much flour can cause it to take longer to rise.
Did you over add flour and your dough is too stiff? If you have time allow your dough to rise an extra time before you shape the rolls, it will allow more air to enter the dough and it will soften up.
Want your rolls to be consistent in size? Use an ice cream scoop, fill it with the amount of dough, then roll it smooth and place on pan.