Delicious Dinner Buns

READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 14-16 buns




  • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of warm milk with sugar and yeast.
  • Let stand for about 10 minutes until frothy.
  • In another bowl, combine the egg and remaining 1/2 cup of warm milk and the melted butter.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook, combine flour and salt.
  • Add the yeast mixture and egg mixture to the flour.
  • With the mixer on low speed, start mixing, then increase the speed as flour is incorporated.
  • Continue to mix for another 2 minutes or until the dough comes together.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Form dough into a ball and place into a lightly greased large bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Leave overnight in the refrigerator or alternatley, let proof in a warm area until doubled in size for about 45 minutes.
  • Punch dough down and turn out onto a very lightly floured surface.
  • Tear off pieces of dough and form 14 to 16 - 1 1/2 inch balls.
  • Roll them between your hands to make a smooth ball.
  • Place the dough balls in a buttered 8" x 8" pan or an 8" round pan, so the dough balls are touching each other.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and then with a damp cloth or towel and let rest in a warm area for about 40 minute or until doubled.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk to make an egg wash.
  • Using a pastry brush, generously coat the top of the dough buns with the egg wash.
  • Bake in preheated 350 F oven for about 18 to 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  • Pull apart at the dinner table and serve with butter.