Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mmmmm... Nice Buns

A number of people have asked if they could have the recipe for the buns that Helen makes for family gatherings and other events involving the consumption of good food and drink. Therefore, we've decided to make it available on Between Keyboard and Chair. This recipe makes 3 - 4 dozen buns.

Helen White's Homemade Two-Hour White Buns

  • 3 cups warm water
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Fleischmann's Quick-Rise Instant Yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 7-8 cups all-purpose flour - to make a workable dough
  1. Mix yeast and 4 cups flour.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, sugar, oil and water, mix well.
  3. Add flour and yeast.
  4. Blend well, add remaining flour and salt.
  5. Turn out on floured surface and knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Add more flour if necessary while kneading.
  7. Cover and let rise 15 minutes in a warm draft-free place.
  1. Punch down.
  2. Do not knead.
  3. Let rise again for 15 minutes, covered.
  4. Punch down and form into buns.
  1. Put buns on greased pans or in muffin tins.
  2. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Bake in 350°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes.

Looking at the pictures has made me hungry so I think it's time to leave my position Between Keyboard and Chair to have a delicious bun with my breakfast. See you again soon.