I have never had these fail. I'm always asked to bring these or make them for Thanksgiving or Christmas. They're always a big hit. They make a dozen good size rolls, I always double the recipe to make two dozen.
cup melted butter, for brushing after their baked you can mix the melted butter with 1/2 tsp. garlic powder if you
In a large bowl, combine yeast, 1 1/2 cups of warm water, sugar, melted butter that has cooled to warm and salt.
Stir in flour, it might not take the full 4 cups. I mix it in my food processor or mixer with dough hook. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place till doubled, 45 minutes to an hour.
Punch dough down. On a floured surface divide dough into 12 equal rolls. Roll each piece into a ball, place into a large oiled baking dish, I double the recipe and put them all into a big 10/14 in pan or glass baking dish. Cover lightly and let rise until almost doubled.
Uncover and bake in a 400°F oven until golden, 15-18 minutes. Brush with butter.