In a bowl combine 3 Tbsp warm water and yeast. Let sit until foamy.
In a bowl combine flour, salt and sugar.
Add in butter and rub into flour with your fingers. It will form crumbs.
Mix in yeast mixture, 1 cup water and 1 egg.
Knead until smooth and elastic. Dough will be slightly sticky.
Allow dough to rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
Divide dough into 16 equal pieces and form each into a ball.
Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly with hand..
Cover loosely with plastic wrap sprayed with non stick spray and allow to rise for about 30 minutes
Bake at 400 degrees for about 12- 15 minutes or until golden brown
To help your dough rise better turn your oven to 150 degrees F. and as soon as it reaches temperature, turn off the oven and place your bowl of dough covered with a cotton towel in the oven. Close the oven door and let the dough rise. The nice warm environment of the oven will do the trick and your dough will rise fairly quickly.
You can store these rolls right on the counter in an airtight container or wrapped in foil or plastic for 4-5 days. You can also easily freeze them by placing them on a baking sheet, freezing them and then putting them into a freezer bag or other airtight container. They will last up to 6 months in the freezer. Just thaw them on the counter when you are ready to use them.