7 to 7-½
cups all-purpose flour
envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
cup butter OR margarine
melted butter OR margarine (optional)
Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in a large bowl. Heat water and butter until very warm (120°F to 130°F). Gradually add to dry ingredients. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Knead for 5 minutes. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, refrigerate 2 to 24 hours. Remove from refrigerator; divide dough into 36 equal pieces. Shape into smooth balls. Grease three 9-inch round baking pans. Place 12 balls in each pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until done. Brush with melted butter, if desired. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.