Sunday, March 30, 2008

Bonnie's Buns

Yes this makes for a provocative title, but once you taste a bite of these delicious, home-made buns, you will understand why credit must be given where credit is due. I cannot, in good conscience, title this, "Homemade Buns" or "Basic Buns" or even "Best Buns", because they do not differentiate this bun recipe, as it deserves. I have given this recipe to many people, and this afternoon, I was once again telling Abbey about "Bonnie's Buns" after she raved about the scrumptious bread bits at our church potluck. This recipe has options for both Bread Machine (which is what I always use) and Regular Bread-making Method.

If you've never tried making buns, and you have a hankering for some fresh buns, try these out, and let me know what you think.

Bonnie's Buns (Bread Machine)

1 cup warmed milk
1/2 cup warm water
1 egg
3/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2/3 Tbsp. white sugar
1 Tbsp. butter
3-3/4 cups flour
2-1/4 tsp. yeast

Put in bread machine in order of ingredients.
Set bread maker to Dough Cycle.
After mix time, form into buns and put on pan to let rise. (20-30 minutes)
Bake about 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

(Regular Method- Full Recipe)
2 Tbsp. yeast
1 cup warm water
2 tsp. sugar
Place in bowl to start yeast.

Scald 2 cups milk.
Add 1/4 cup butter and 6 Tbsp. Brown Sugar.

When butter and sugar are dissolved, add 1 cup cold water, 2 tsp. salt, 2 beaten eggs, yeast mixture, and ~10 cups flour.

Mix in bowl, then knead on board.
Let rise till double in bulk.
Punch down and let rise again.
Put in pans and let rise.

Bake about 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

1 comment:

birdlady said...

Excellent bun recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it! I have posted a link to here for the recipe - hope that's OK.
~ Audrey ~