Great Big Poufy Buns

Recipe by Secret Agent
READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
YIELD: 12 buns


  • 12
    cup water, 110 degrees
  • 1
    cup whole milk, 110 degrees
  • 13 - 12
    cup butter, soft, divided
  • 1
    egg, large
  • 2
    cups all-purpose flour (NOTE ( on our rainy NW days I have added up to 5 cups of flour total)
  • 4
    tablespoons sugar
  • 1 34
    teaspoons salt, table
  • 1
    tablespoon yeast (I use SAF instant yeast)
  • 1
    teaspoon yeast (I use SAF instant yeast)
  • 2
    tablespoons extra butter, melted, for brushing rolls before and after baking
  • beaten egg for egg wash
  • poppy seeds or sesame seeds, for the top of your buns


  • Heat the water and milk with the butter until it reaches 110*.
  • Put all ingredients (except seeds and egg wash) into your bread machine pan according to the manufacturers directions and set cycle to dough.
  • Butter a 9x13" pan. Remove dough from pan and place in a buttered bowl and punch down, turning the dough over, and cover with a wet tea towel. Let rest 10 minutes.
  • Shape dough into 12 even pieces and roll into balls. Place them three across and four down in your pan. Brush with melted butter (or beaten egg and topped with seeds) and let rise for 30 minutes (or until almost double) while you preheat your oven to 375*.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, covering with foil after 15 minutes if the tops brown too much.