Lemon Buns

Recipe by Donna M.
READY IN: 3hrs 35mins
YIELD: 20 Buns




  • ---Manual/MixerMethod---.
  • Combine all of the dough ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to form a cohesive dough.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ---BreadMachine Method---.
  • Place all of the dough ingredients into the pan of your machine, program the machine for Manual or Dough, and press Start.
  • 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.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled work surface, and divide it into 20 pieces.
  • Allow the pieces to rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Round the dough into balls, and place them in two lightly greased 9-inch round cake pans.
  • 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.
  • While the buns are rising, combine the glaze ingredients, and set aside.
  • Brush the buns lightly with half of the glaze.
  • Bake them in a preheated 375°F oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until they're golden brown.
  • Remove the buns from the oven, and brush them with the remaining glaze.
  • Transfer them to a wire rack to cool.