4 cups all purpose flour
1 packet Rapid Rise yeast
1 cup milk
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 room temperature eggs
In the bowl of your stand mixer, mix together 2 cups flour and the yeast packet. In a medium size microwave bowl, heat milk, sugar, butter at 30 second intervals untils it reaches 120 degrees.
Add the milk mixture and the eggs to the flour mixture. Using the paddle attachment, mix on low speed just until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula and mix on medium speed (one a Kitchenaide - 4) for 3 minutes. Turn off the mixer and take off the paddle and put on the dough hook. At low speed add in the remaining two cups of flour 1/2 cup at a time. Once all of the flour has been added, scrape down the bowl again and knead on low for 5 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl - either use vegetable or canola oil. Non-stick cooking spray will work great too. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rise in warm place for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
After dough has risen, punch it down, cover it and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Spray non-stick cooking spray into the cups of a muffin pan. Take little piece of dough and roll into little balls about 1/2 inch in diamter and place 4 dough balls into the muffin cups. Cover the muffin pan with plastic wrap and let rise 30 to 45 minutes.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Can you heard them begging for butter?