1 C. water
2 TBS. butter, softened
1/4 C. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. each: dried basil, oregano, thyme & rosemary
3 1/4 C. flour
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
melted butter (optional, but recommended)
salt (optional, but recommended)
Place ingredients in bread machine pan in order given. Use the dough cycle. When cycle is finished, turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Divide in 16 portions and shape each into a ball. Place them 2" apart on greased baking sheets.
Cover and let rise about 30 minutes.
Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
If desired, brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with salt.
Note: If you do not have a bread machine, I have also made this dough in my Bosch (using a dough hook), and the rolls came out just the same. Just make sure to let your machine mix the dough for at least 10 minutes, and let the dough rise for about 40-60 minutes before shaping. I haven't tried making them by kneading the dough myself, but if you don't have access to a machine that will mix dough for you, give it a try and let me know how it goes!
Thanks Quick Cooking magazine!