Last week, I hinted that there was a homemade surprise in store for this week’s post. If you couldn’t tell from the title, my husband, Ryan, and I have a homemade BUN IN THE OVEN! Yes, a baby is on its way come late October and we are thrilled! I have waited some time to announce it on the blog, but the news certainly isn’t late. In honor of this occasion, I made…you guessed it…buns to share with you. They are their own versions of tiny bundles of joy.
Ya know, homemade buns really aren’t hard AT ALL. And what is awesome is that you probably already have the ingredients in the pantry. The tricky part, admittedly, is the waiting and timing for them to rise. Funny how it parallels the waiting time of pregnancy and the anticipation of all the life changes a baby will bring.
Don’t worry, we’ll keep cookin’ here at The Cooking Canvas as my tummy rises. But in the meantime, try making these homemade buns to call your own.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup hot milk
- 1 package of active dry yeast
- 1/8 cup warm water
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- Place salt, sugar, and butter in a large bowl.
- Add hot milk and stir and allow entire mixture to cool to lukewarm.
- In a small cup dissolve yeast in the 1/8 cup warm water and add 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Mix well.
- Add beaten egg to milk mixture.
- Add yeast mixture to milk and egg mixture.
- To wet ingredients add one cup of flour at a time and mix well until dough forms into a round ball.
- You may knead dough briefly on a floured surface to unify the dough mass.
- Put dough ball into a lightly greased bowl and cover for 1 and 1/2 hours until the dough has doubled in size.
- After it has risen, roll dough out on a lightly floured board until 1/2 inch thick
- Cut dough into rounds using a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass and fold discs in half to make little half moon shapes
- (Dough may be refrigerated or frozen at this point - return rolls to room temperature before continuing)
- Let folded buns rise on a cookie sheet for 2 hours more
- Brush with melted butter and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 - 15 minutes until golden brown
- Serve with a smile!