Everyone's Favorite Buns

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by diner524

These yeast buns are light and tender and perfect to serve with any main dish, salad or soup. Recipe I got from Land O Lakes. Note: Time doesn't include rising time, which is approximately 1 hr and 45 mins.

Top Review by Deantini

These certainly will become our favorite buns! They are light and fluffy on the inside, and crusty on the outside. I used 6 cup and 1-2 tbsp flour, quite a bit more than stated, but this is how much it took to make the dough smooth. I also only used 5 tbsp butter, only 1 tbsp or even less is needed for the brushing of dough/buns. We will make these again! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place milk and 4 tablespoons butter in 2-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes. Add enough warm water to measure 2 cups.
  2. Combine sugar, egg and salt in large bowl; mix well. Add milk mixture; mix well. Stir in yeast; let stand 2 minutes.
  3. Add 3 cups flour. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth and elastic. Add 2 cups flour. Mix dough with hook or stir in by hand until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour by hand to make dough easy to handle.
  4. Place dough into greased bowl. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter; brush top of dough. Reserve remaining melted butter. Cover; let rise until double in size (about 45 minutes). (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.).
  5. Punch down dough; divide in half. Shape each half on lightly floured surface into 12 buns. Place buns onto two greased (15x10x1-inch) jelly-roll pans. Brush with reserved melted butter. Cover; let rise until double in size (about 1 hour).
  6. Heat oven to 375°F Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan immediately. Brush buns with reserved melted butter, if desired.

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