Yes. That was the first thing I did with my 25lbs of flour. I made buns. Sure, I could have made focaccia or pita or some other exotic bread, but it was a rainy day and I was in that June Cleaver mood. Minus the pearls, heels and red lipstick. I only do that for chocolate chip cookies and PTA meetings.

So… you know how store bought buns lack that yeasty-bread taste?  These buns don’t. They have flavor and pizzaz.

How nice of them.

This recipes makes about two dozen. I say about because you may want to make big ol buns, or slider buns, or heck even hot dog buns.

They slice easy, too. So… you’re wanting to make some now? Okay.

I got the recipe from coleen’s recipes.  She took the summer off from blogging. I miss her.

For these mix in a bowl (or your mixer)

2 tbs yeast

3 tbs sugar

3 tbs oil

1 tbs salt

2 1/2 cups warm water

allow to sit 5-10 minutes

Slowly add 5 cups flour, 1 at a time until you get a nice ball of dough working. I had to add way more flour. It was a humid sticky day…. ooops I meant “tropical!”

Knead 5 minutes. Or tell your mixer to.

Place in an oiled bowl- allow to rise 1 hr covered. The best place to rise dough?

Do this: Microwave some water for 4 minutes. Take the water out and put your dough in there. PERFECT enviroment for bread to rise!!!!

Punch down dough and knead 5 minutes. Allow the dough to rest 15 minutes. Do it- it will be much easier to shape.

Take tennis ball sized pieces and flatten them out a bit, brush with a beaten egg and sprinkle with salt n pepper (like me) or sesame seeds.

Allow to rise, covered for 45 minutes.

Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes.

They freeze great and taste oh so home made!!!!