09.26.2015

Grandma’s Butter Buns

Grandma's Butter Buns

Whether you are getting ready for the Canadian Thanksgiving this week, or diligently planning your Christmas dinner, there is one thing that always pops into my mind when thinking about these family dinners (that is, after Apple Pie, of course)!

Buns.

Nothing can top a warm bun fresh out of the oven. Store bought just aren’t the same. Many people fear attempting to make buns. It’s as if the evil bun fairy came and whispered in their ear that they are impossible to make. Friends, they are simple… And generally you will have everything you need in your house to make them. Which means you will not have to make a trip the store to buy ingredients, or even better, to buy store-bought buns!

I dare you!

Grandma's Butter Buns

Grandma's Butter Buns  

Grandma's Butter Buns
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 1 cup butter, divided
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  5. 1 teaspoon sugar
  6. 1/4 cup warm water
  7. 1/3 cup sugar
  8. 3 eggs
  9. 4 1/2 cup flour
Instructions
  1. In a small pan bring milk to a boil and add 1/2 cup butter and salt. Turn off heat and allow butter to melt. Cool the milk mixture in the refrigerator until it comes to room temperature.
  2. In a small bowl dissolve yeast in warm water and add 1 tsp sugar. Allow to proof (approximately 10 minutes).
  3. In the bowl of a stand-mixer (or a large non-mixer bowl) beat 3 eggs; add 1/3 cup sugar and mix together.
  4. Add cooled milk and yeast to egg mixture.
  5. Add flour, one cup at a time beating with mixer constantly. The dough should have a spring to it, but not sticky.
  6. Transfer the dough to a greased bowl, cover with a tea towel and let rise until doubled (approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour)
  7. Once the dough is ready, grease counter top and place dough on counter. Do not add more flour unless it is just too sticky to handle.
  8. Form dough into small, 1 inch size balls.
  9. Melt 1/2 cup butter and dip each ball into butter before placing in pan. Put three balls into each muffin tin to form cloverleaf rolls.
  10. Let rise until double (about 30 minutes to 1 hour)
  11. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
  12. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. To check doneness you can do one of two things (or both)! - Use an thermometer to see if the buns have reached 200 Degrees, or tap the bottom of the buns and listen for a hallow sound.
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Grandma's Butter Buns
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2 responses to “Grandma’s Butter Buns”

  1. They’re beautiful!! Homemade buns are SO much better than from the store. Sadly, my grandma’s were always from the store, haha!

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