Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hot buns fresh from the oven...

Or the freezer.

I love old recipes and this one is no exception. My mother-in-law gave it to me and she got it from her friend way back when. These buns are light, a little sweet and so good. They work well as a side roll with dinner, for sandwiches or as hamburger buns. My man says they remind him of cottages - that's were he first ate them. I love them because they're easy to make.

You can freeze the buns and reheat in a 375° oven for 8 minutes. They get a nice crust on them but are still soft and warm inside.

Betty Russell's Air Buns

Proof yeast
1 pkgyeast
½ Cupwarm water
1 tspsugar
In a large bread bowl
3½ Cupwarm water
½ Cupsugar
½ Cupmelted shortening
2 tspsalt

1 Tbspvinegar

Add yeast to bowl
5 Cupsflour, work 'til smooth

5 Cupsflour, work 'til smooth, sticky/soft dough

I knead the dough a bit to get all the flour worked in but that's it.

Let the dough sit out 2hours or overnight (my MIL does this but it can overflow the bowl so keep that in mind).
Punch the dough down and let it rest 1 hour.
Shape into buns, put on pans (I line mine with parchment) and let rise 2 hours.
Bake in a 375° oven for 20 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I don't like dense bread. I'll have to give this recipe a try!