Mom's Air Buns (Rolls)

Recipe by Sweet Baboo
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
YIELD: 16 buns




  • Mix the 1/2 cup warm water, yeast, and 1 tsp sugar, and allow to proof.
  • Melt the lard, and mix in sugar, salt, vinegar, and warm water. When body warm, add the proofed yeast, and beat in 1 1/2 cups flour. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Knead in approximately 3 cups more flour.
  • Let dough rise till double (approximately 2 hours).
  • Deflate dough, and form into buns, any size, (I make 16 large) or loaves. Rise till double (takes approximately one hour, but depends on size/shape chosen).
  • Bake buns at 350°F for approximately 20 minutes.
  • For ABM, in my machine, on the "dough" cycle, I use 2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast, and I reduce the water to about 1 1/2 cups, the flour to 4 cups, adding a tad more water or flour as it kneads to get a smooth,soft ball of dough. I leave the other ingredients as posted.