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Bread machine buns

Bread Machine Buns

  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 12 rolls 1x


Super soft bread machine buns. The secret is in how you form them!




  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!


Watch the video on how to form these buns.

  • Category: Breads

Keywords: buns, rolls, dinner rolls, bread machine

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