Recipe: fast, easy and delicious BUNS!

Never buy buns again!!!!  These take less just about an hour and are WAY better than store bought.  Plus you can mold them into any shape for any occasion–hearts for hamburgers on Valentines, bunnies for rolls on Easter, oblong for hotdogs or hogies, etc. etc. etc…..  Do yourself a favor and make these and just see how easy it is to always have access to buns, even if you don’t have any money left in the budget that week to zip to the store to buy some for an impromptu bbq!

Buns!
Yields 12
Easy, fast, way better than store bought. Shape these however you like for whatever your purposes! Delicious as a dinner roll, as well.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 (.25 ounce) packages dry yeast
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 3/4 cup water
  5. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  6. 1/4 cup white sugar
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Stir together 2 cups flour and the yeast.
  2. In a separate bowl, heat milk, water, oil, sugar and salt to lukewarm in microwave. Add all at once to the flour mixture, and beat until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  3. Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough, 2 to 3 cups. Mix well.*
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, turn dough out onto floured surface, and let rest under bowl for about 10 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 balls. Shape dough into 12 slightly flat balls by continually tucking the edges of the dough in under itself until you get the desired shape. Place on greased baking sheet to rise until doubled in size.
  6. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven for 12 to 15 minutes
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.**
Notes
  1. *I use my Kitchen Aide stand mixer with the dough hook
  2. ** We love to spread a little bit of mayo on the insides of the cut bun and broil to toast for about 2 minutes before filling with whatever we're putting in the buns!
Adapted from Charlene Kaunert
Adapted from Charlene Kaunert
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