Overnight Buns

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Fairy Godmother

I grew up eating these. These are great when you have company coming for lunch.

Top Review by mianbao

I was really curious about these. I followed the recipe in all respects, and found, this morning at 5:00, I had a lot (very many!) lovely looking rolls to bake. Because my oven is small, it took me until after 7:00 to bake them all. So this works, and very well. My only problem with these is the flavor, which doesn't work for me. I am sure that if I had substituted butter or oil, I would be very happy with the results. The buns are light and fluffy, with a beautiful texture. Sorry, I don't feel I can give stars.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. At 5 pm mix 1 cup water and 1t sugar sprinkle on yeast and sit until bubbly.
  2. Mix everything else in a large bowl, beating in flour a bit at a time.
  3. Knead till smooth and elastic.
  4. Oil top of dough and cover with tea towel to rise.
  5. At 7 pm punch down.
  6. At 9 pm pan and cover with a cloth. Let rise overnight.
  7. Bake at 350°F until light brown.
  8. Not sure about the yield as I never paid attention.

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