I really wanted to take a picture of the rolls, but they were gobbled up so fast that I didn't have time to take a picture. So I took a picture of the "elephant ears" that I made with the dough the morning after the party.
2 pkgs yeast
2 C warm water
1/2 c sugar
1/4 C butter
6 1/2-7 C flour
2 t salt
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt and 1/2 of the flower. Beat well. Add egg and melted butter. Gradually add remaining flour beat until smooth (or knead until smooth). Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap in a greased bowl. Place in refrigerator until ready to use. (I don't really know how long it could be kept, we always use it in a couple of days)
When you are ready to make rolls, role dough out and cut with a cutter or shape them with your hands and let rise for 2 hours.
Of course you can also make them into cinnamon rolls and let them rise for 2 hours.
OR you could make Elephant Ears.
Roll a portion of dough out into a circle (you should roll the dough thin). Cut the dough in to triangles (I guess that's where the name elephant ears comes from). Place the dough into hot oil ( I put just enough oil to float the dough in the pan). Fry until golden brown remove and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Fancy That, one recipe so many yummy options.