Oven Fresh Buns
Baking buns at home is a great ritual to get into and keep up. Imagine having these Oven Fresh Buns to put on the table to accompany meals, or to make sandwiches with. You can get in the habit of baking buns at home too, and this easy recipe for buns is just the recipe to try if you want to enjoy fresh homemade buns regularly. Buns are a great way to enjoy bread in your own personal serving size. This is one of Grandmother's original recipes that follows her ways to make the best buns you have ever tried. The recipe for these easy dinner rolls can also be doubled to make more than a dozen buns, which can be frozen and thawed out to use whenever they are needed. Enjoy these delicious buns with your dinner, or with a nice warm bowl of homemade soup or stew. There is nothing that says comfort like a homemade, oven fresh bun.
Makes 12 buns
This is a printable recipe.
1 1/4 oz. packet active dry yeast
1 1/3 cups milk, heated to 115 degrees F
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
4 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
4 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
butter, for greasing bowl
olive oil, for greasing buns
Warm the milk on the stovetop in a small saucepan to 115F. NOT hotter as it will kill the yeast.
Pour the milk into a a mixing bowl of a stand up mixer, add the yeast and 1/12 teaspoons of sugar and let sit for 10 minutes until foaming.
Add the flour, sugar, salt and egg to the yeast and using the paddle attachment and low speed mix until a shaggy dough if formed.
Add the butter and switch to the dough hook. Knead for 8 minutes on high. Stop the mixer and push the dough down as needed as it moves up the dough hook.
Grease a large mixing bowl with butter. Transfer the dough to the prepared bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm spot to rise for 1-2 hours. If you turn the oven light on, it generates warmth and you can place it in there during this time.
After it has risen. Lightly pat is down, then roll it into a log about 16 inches long. Use a sharp knife to cut into 12 even sections. Use your hands to form each one into a little ball and seal the seam by pinching the edges together.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place each bun with the seam on the bottom onto the prepared pan and lightly press the ball down to flatter out to about 1/2 inch. Lightly brush the buns, using a pastry brush, with a little olive oil. Place back into the oven with the light only on for 1 1/2 hours.
Gently remove the buns from the oven and PREHEAT the oven to 400F.
Place the buns back into the preheated oven and bake for 16-18 minutes, rotating the pan once. Buns are done when golden brown and hollow-sounding when rapped.
Remove and place onto a cooling rack. You can leave the buns on the parchment paper in the pan for the cooling process.
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Nutrition Facts for: Oven Fresh Buns From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Active dry yeast, milk, granulated sugar, all purpose flour, salt, egg, butter.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings * Per Serving:Calories 219, Calories from Fat 48, Total Fat 5.3g 8%, Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%, Cholesterol 26mg 9%, Sodium 292mg 12%, Potassium 125mg 4%, Carbohydrates 35.8g 12%, Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%, Sugars 2.9g, Protein 6.8g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%,Iron 14%
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