1/2 c. warm water (if you get it too hot or too cold, the yeast will not work properly, make the water only slightly on the hot side of lukewarm, and be sure it is NOT so HOT it is scalding.)
2 1/2 tsp. yeast (or 1 pkg is OK-which is 2 1/4 tsp.)
1/3 cup sugar
1 c. milk
3 Tbsp. butter (soft)
5 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
Put the yeast, warm water and sugar into your bread machine first. Let it set a few minutes before adding any more ingredients. This should make your yeast foam a bit, which is a good sign that it is working properly. Then add the rest of the ingredients in the order listed. Put the salt in last.
Then put your bread machine on it’s dough setting, which should last approximately 1 1/2 hours. As your dough mixes, use a spatula or spoon to help the flour get mixed in.
Once your dough cycle has finished, cut your douugh into balls and place on a baking sheet. Allow to rise until they rolls are doubled in size, about 1 hour. Bake at 350 for 15 min or until golden.