Total Time
3hrs 35mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 35 mins

These buns are the quintessential hot yeast bun -- but with an unexpected and refreshing jolt of lemon. The lemon elevates them beyond ordinary dinner rolls to something special. Tender and buttery, with a crisp, golden crust, they're distinctly and assertively lemon, but not sweet. This recipe was found on the King Aurthur Flour website. Posted for a request; I have not tried it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. ---Manual/MixerMethod---.
  2. Combine all of the dough ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to form a cohesive dough.
  3. Knead the dough, by hand (on a lightly oiled work surface) or machine, for 5 to 8 minutes, until it's smooth, soft and supple; avoid adding too much flour, as this will make the buns tough and dry.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and allow the dough to rise for about 1 1/2 hours, or until it's puffy, though it may not have doubled in bulk.
  5. ---BreadMachine Method---.
  6. Place all of the dough ingredients into the pan of your machine, program the machine for Manual or Dough, and press Start.
  7. When the machine has completed its cycle, set a timer for 30 minutes, and allow the dough to continue to rise; it may crest the top of the bucket, but shouldn't overflow.
  8. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled work surface, and divide it into 20 pieces.
  9. Allow the pieces to rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
  10. Round the dough into balls, and place them in two lightly greased 9-inch round cake pans.
  11. Cover the pans, and allow the buns to rise for about 1 hour, or until they're nice and puffy and have filled the pan.
  12. While the buns are rising, combine the glaze ingredients, and set aside.
  13. Brush the buns lightly with half of the glaze.
  14. Bake them in a preheated 375°F oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until they're golden brown.
  15. Remove the buns from the oven, and brush them with the remaining glaze.
  16. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

Reviews

(4)
Most Helpful

This is an excellent recipe. I mixed everything my hand and found the dough very easy to work with. The dough was so light and soft and pliable. The rolls looked and smelled beautiful and had a lovely light lemon taste. Perfect choice to serve with a seafood entree. This was the exact recipe I was looking for and it turned out great - thank you!

HeatherFeather September 02, 2002

I this for my LEMON PARTY last night and they were excellent. Tender, a light lemon flavor. I did use lemon zest and loved the fresh flavor. Just a very nice recipe. Will definitely be on my list. Very easy to make as well. Thx for posting

SarasotaCook April 12, 2010

I found this recipe easy to follow & the buns very tasty - a good complement to stuffed filet of sole! I did the kneading by hand, used "Robin Hood" flour & took the "lazy" route by using lemon extract. Thanx Donna!

CountryLady October 06, 2003

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