Makes 2 dozen
2 C. Hot Water
1 C. Butter (or butter flavored shortening, but butter is best)
2 1/2 Tblsp. Yeast
2 Eggs - slightly beaten
3/4 C. Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Powder
6 C. Flour
*1/2 C. Flour
Pour hot water over butter.
Add in the rest of the ingredients in the order listed above (minus the 1/2 C. Flour).
Let dough rise in warm oven until double.
Form rolls - you'll want to use the 1/2 C Flour that you held out of the mixing because this dough is sticky but it makes extra yummy rolls when it's that way!
Let them raise until the rolls are touching but some of the baking sheet is still visible (this is important - these rolls get big).
Put into a 400 degree oven and bake for 15 minutes or until rolls are browned on top.
Rub butter on the tops while still hot.