So it should be no surprise to know that I'd want to eat the best. And I feel like the best is right here. These soft, sweet and salty, buttery, chewy little rolls of happiness and perfection are best right out of the oven, or used in any application listed above.
About 10 minutes before you're ready to start mixing the bread, combine the 1 Tbs sugar, yeast and warm (body temperature) water in a bowl. Whisk and allow to sit. This mixture should double in size in 10 minutes. If it doesn't foam and grow, do not proceed!! You either had your water too hot, too cold, or your yeast is inactive. Trouble shoot by trying again, or go buy more yeast.
In a large bowl with hand mixer or in stand mixer bowl, combine 3 cups of flour and your milk mixture on low speed for 30 seconds. Add in yeast mixture and combine on medium speed for 3 minutes. Then, add in egg replacements for another 30 seconds. At this point, start adding flour 1 cup at a time until the dough is still sticky but forms a ball in the center of your bowl. Knead lightly in bowl or use dough hook. See the picture above for the consistency you're looking for.
Cover the bowl then set in the warmest area of your home for about an hour.
After an hour, punch down dough.
Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Split in half, then split each half into 12 equal portions. I use a pizza cutter to cut the dough. It seems to cut with less hassle.
Place each dozen rolls in a sprayed or oiled baking dish. Allow to rise for a total of 30 minutes, then place them in your oven that has been preheated to 375.
Bake for 16-18 minutes. Remove from oven and rub Earth Balance on top.
Then eat one. If you have a 5 year old running around, as I do, go ahead and split it with her. Then split another one with her. They're that good.