4 1/2 - 5 1/2 cups of white flour ( You can also use whole wheat pastry flour, but you will still need a cup of white flour for the gluten.)
3 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp yeast or 2 envelops
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
Combine dry ingredients: 2 cups of flour, sugar, salt, yeast and set aside.
Combine wet ingredients in either a pan on the stove or microwave safe bowl (I use a measuring cup). Warm until temp gets to 125*. Then add wet ingredients to dry and mix. Then add flour until you have a good dough consistency. I do all of this in my kitchen aide, so I am not hand kneeding, but I have done it all by hand too. (You can do the dough in the bread machine too, just set it to dough.)
Let rise until double, about 15 - 20 minutes.
Punch down and make rolls. Make about 15 for me. Let rise while you preheat oven to 425* for about 15 - 20 minutes.
Bake at 425* for 12 - 15 minutes. I butter the top if I am serving them hot.