Combine 3/4 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120 degrees to 130 degrees F). Add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
Add 1/4 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 equal pieces; shape into balls. Place in greased 8-inch round pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
Bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven for 20 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; brush with additional melted butter, if desired. Serve warm.
Ever cook or bake something new and exciting, only to forget about it and never get to make it again? Ever spent an hour sorting through scribbled on papers, trying to find that certain recipe? Ever forced yourself to turn off Food Network because your shopping list is already WAY too long? Or opened your kitchen cupboard to be greeted by an avalanche of cookbooks, pamphlets, and index cards?
This is the journey of a woman who loves to cook, bake, and try something new. Here is where I hope to get organized. Here is where I hope to become skilled. My adventures don't always work out (just ask the hubby), but they sure are fun!