Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

These buns are light and wonderful. In just over 2 hrs from start to finish. This recipe is from the Canadian Mennonite Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease or parchment paper 1 or 2 cookie sheets, depending on the size.
  2. Dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast over liquid.
  3. Combine milk, salt, and butter in saucepan and heat until warm.
  4. Add yeast and flour. Work and knead dough for about 10 minutes.
  5. Cover and let rise in warm place for about 30 minutes.
  6. Turn on floured surface and pat to 3/4" thickness.
  7. Cut with round (or any shape that takes your fancy) cookie cutter and place on prepared sheets.
  8. Let rise in warm place for about 45 minutes or until double in size.
  9. I usually put some flour in a hand sieve and sprinkle the tops before baking.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.


Most Helpful

I had intended to make different buns, but found myself without eggs, so I found this, and they're quite lovely. In fact, I seem to be having the same problem as the other reviewer who couldn't stop eating them... And they went quite well with the soup I served them with.

Kingshearte December 23, 2007

WOW! So soft & yummy...I couldn't stop eating them! I added honey instead of sugar. I actually wanted some sweet buns and so added a little more honey that the recipe called for. I also brushed it with milk and sprinkled with Coffee sugar (large brown sugar crystals) FANTASTIC!!! Thank you for posting this! I especially like the fact that this recipe doesnt need eggs as some of my family dont eat them.

Judi90 August 25, 2007

What wonderful buns! They were light, fluffy, and had a nice texture. I ended up with 12 hamburger size buns. Thank you for sharing a recipe I will use again. Reviewed for Pick A Chef Spring 2007

Susie D May 19, 2007

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