I like to warm the bowl I am using to make rolls by running warm water over the outside of the bowl in the sink for a few seconds. Make sure to dry the bowl before using.The perfect temperature for water used with yeast is the same temperature you would use to bathe a baby! Not too warm, not too cold. If you remember this, you will not go wrong.Do not set the bowl you are using to make rolls on the counter top if it is stone of any type (including granite, quartz, marble). The stone naturally stays cold and will keep the rolls from rising properly.Heat a cup of water in the microwave for a minute. Remove cup. Then place a bowl of dough into the microwave to raise. The warmed water will have created a nice warm area for your dough to rise.You may place all of the rolls on one jelly roll size pan to bake, or you may space them farther apart on two cookie sheets or jelly roll pans.For make ahead, make the rolls to the shaping step. After the rolls are shaped and placed on the cookie sheets, cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer immediately. On the day of baking, remove the pans from the freezer about 4 hours before serving. Let the rolls thaw and raise in a warm kitchen, covered with a light kitchen towel. When rolls are almost double in size, place in hot oven and cook.