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How to make the best homemade buns in the bread machine. Simple list of ingredients and easy to make. These are a must-have on our holiday table. And delicious with leftover turkey.

Bread Machine Buns

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Hello and welcome to Tealmama!  I am considering this a guest post because all the credit goes to my Mom.  This is her bun recipe that was passed down to her from my Grandmother.

This past weekend for Mother’s Day we made this recipe together.  In my opinion, the best recipes are the ones that bring back great memories and create traditions.

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Grocery List

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter (sliced)
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

Instructions & Recipe Tips

This recipe makes 12 to 14 buns.  It takes about 4 to 4 1/2 hours to make including bread machine time, forming, rising and baking.

You’ll need a bread machine.  Here is the kind we use.  If you don’t have one, add it to your wish list!  They are awesome.

Bread Machine Prep and Dough Cycle

Make sure to add all of the ingredients in order to your bread machine pan.

Measure 1 cup of milk and add the egg.  Warm both in the microwave until luke-warm (about 30 seconds).  Add to your bread machine pan.

Next add the 2 tablespoons of butter – cutting it into pieces.

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Then add all of the dry ingredients in order.  3 cups of flour, ¼ cup sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1 ½ teaspoons of active dry yeast (room temperature).

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Set the bread machine on the dough/pizza dough setting and press start. (This cycle is about 1 hour and 40 minutes.)

Once the bread machine is done, let the dough rise to the top of the bread machine pan.

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Forming and Rising

Prepare a baking sheet by greasing it with shortening.

Now on to the fun part – forming the buns.  Grease your hands with shortening.  Take a little more than a golf ball size piece of dough, pinching it off the rest of the dough.

Then work the edges and push up in the middle at the same time to make a bump.  The middle should be smooth.  Gather the outer edges in one hand. Squeeze the dough at the bottom with your opposite hand, pinching off the very end.

Check out this video, because sometimes you just need a visual!

Put it on the pan and flatten it with your hand.

Place about 5 or 6 to a pan, depending on the size of the pan.

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For the remaining dough, prepare sheets of aluminum foil with shortening.  Form the rest of the buns.

Let the buns rise until they have almost doubled in size.

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Baking and Serving

Bake one pan at a time at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes (time may vary depending on your oven).

The buns should be golden brown on the top and bottom.  Once you remove from the oven, rub butter on the top of each bun.

Bread machine buns

They are so delicious right out of the oven.  And they smell so good you won’t be able to resist testing at least one.

I also love making leftover turkey sandwiches with these buns + salt and pepper. Sooo good!

They also make good hamburger buns.

Bread Machine Buns

Stop by in the comments and let me know how you fix ’em.  🙂

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Bread Machine Buns

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  • Prep Time: 4h
  • Total Time: 4h
  • Yield: 12 buns

Ingredients

  • 1 c milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. butter (sliced)
  • 3 c flour
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast

Instructions

  1. Make sure to add all of the ingredients in order to your bread machine pan.
  2. Measure 1 cup of milk and add the egg. Warm both in the microwave until luke-warm (about 30 seconds). Add to your bread machine pan.
  3. Next add the 2 tablespoons of butter – cutting it into pieces.
  4. Then add all of the dry ingredients in order. 3 cups of flour, ¼ cup sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1 ½ teaspoons of active dry yeast (room temperature).
  5. Set the bread machine on the dough/pizza dough setting and press start. (This cycle is about 1 hour and 40 minutes.)
  6. Once the bread machine is done, let the dough rise to the top of the bread machine pan.
  7. Prepare a baking sheet by greasing it with shortening.
  8. Now on to the fun part – forming the buns. Grease your hands with shortening. Take a little more than a golf ball size piece of dough, pinching it off the rest of the dough. Then work the edges and push up in the middle at the same time to make a bump. The middle should be smooth. Gather the outer edges in one hand. Squeeze the dough at the bottom with your opposite hand, pinching off the very end.
  9. Put it on the pan and flatten it with your hand.
  10. Place about 5 or 6 to a pan, depending on the size of the pan.
  11. For the remaining dough, prepare sheets of aluminum foil with shortening. Form the rest of the buns.
  12. Let the buns rise until they have almost doubled in size.
  13. Bake one pan at a time at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes (time may vary depending on your oven). The buns should be golden brown on the top and bottom.
  14. Once you remove from the oven, rub butter on the top of each bun. Enjoy!

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