We had a ward party and the RS was in charge of bringing rolls. They provided an optional recipe, and this was it. It is amazing. I made a second batch the next day. And possibly a third the day after...
Recipe from Heidi Estes
1 c. butter, melted
2 c. hot water
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. yeast
6 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter, water, sugar, and salt.
Sprinkle yeast over liquid, stir in.
Let rest 10 minutes.
Add eggs, mix in.
In another bowl, stir together flour and baking powder.
Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mix and scrape down bowl.
Mix in mixer 4-5 minutes (or beat by hand and knead until smooth).
Cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray, let rise until double, about 1 to 1½ hours.
Punch down, split dough into 2 or 3 balls (makes 24 huge or 36 regular-sized rolls).
Cover formed rolls with plastic (sprayed with oil) and let raise again until double.
Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until just starting to get golden.