2 cups hot water
1/2 cup light olive oil, plus 2 tbsp for brushing
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold water
2 pkgs active dry yeast
6 cups all purpose flour
- In large bowl, stir 1/2 cup olive oil in hot water. Stir in sugar and salt. Add cold water and yeast. Stir to dissolve yeast.
- Add 3 cups of flour, and mix. Beat in eggs one at a time and remaining flour. Mix, cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in warm location until dough doubles in size, around 1 hour.
- Punch down; with greased hands, make 60 walnut size balls of dough and place 30 in each of 2 greased 9 x 13 inch baking dishes. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, around 30 minutes
- Bake in a preheated 325 F oven for 30 minutes, or until fluffy, cooked through and pale golden on bottom. brush tops of rolls with remaining olive oil while hot.