Mix in saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until it becomes of pudding-like consistency. Let cool.
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c milk powder (Carnation nonfat dry milk powder)
1/2 c half and half (or whipping cream)
3/4 c milk
4 tbsp (half a stick) butter
4 tsp (or two packets) yeast
1 tsp salt
All the STARTER
Using stand mixer, mix all dough for 15 min. Dough will be sticky and stringy, silky and smooth.
Cover. Let rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
TO MAKE DINNER ROLLS
Roll dough into 12 equal-sized balls, 4 to a pan, in 3 pans. (Add stuffing to the rolls now if you want, for example red bean paste, or potato onion mixed vegetable, or meat). Cover loosely. Let rise 30 min. Rolls will smush together.
Glaze with milk or egg wash (1/4 c milk and 1 egg, mixed well). The egg wash gives a shiny finish to the rolls, the milk wash makes the rolls brown but not shiny.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover loosely. Let rise 15 min to 30 min.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 min.