3ozunsalted buttermelted, cool down to almost room temperature
For brushing the rolls before baking
waterenough to lightly mist the rolls
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl of stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.
4 c all purpose flour, 1 tbsp instant yeast, ½ tsp Kosher salt
Whisk together milk, melted butter, egg and sugar in a medium mixing bowl until sugar has dissolved completely.
1 ¼ c whole milk, 3 oz unsalted butter, 1 medium egg, 4 tbsp sugar
On slow speed, add wet mixture into dry ingredients mixture gradually. Mix until the dough is smooth and starts pulling from the sides of the mixing dough completely. Scrape down the sides with rubber spatula if necessary.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead by hand to form a smooth, round ball about 1 minute. (See notes for kneading instructions).
Turn the dough seam side down in a lightly greased large mixing bowl. Cover tightly and let it proof until the size increases by double, approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
Press down on the dough to deflate it then transfer it to a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 2-2.2 oz balls, about 12 balls.
Then use your fingers to stretch the dough and pinch the edges at the bottom. Place the ball, seam side down on a clean counter and use your cupped hand (with the thumb wrap around 1 side of the ball, while the other fingers wrap the other side) to drag in small circles until the ball is round and smooth.
Arrange the small round dough about 2 inches apart on a rimmed baking pan, seam side down. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and continue to proof the second time. This process should take anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours for the dough nearly double in size.
Pre heat oven to 350F.
Gently brush the top of each dough with melted butter and lightly mist them with water.
2 oz unsalted butter, water
Place the baking pan in the middle position of the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remember to rotate the baking pan half way of the process.
Let the rolls cool down for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.