What’s for dinner – homemade buns

We usually eat something with the buns, but I could easily make an entire meal out of them!  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I made a double batch yesterday so that I could have enough to take to both of the family dinners that we’ll be going to, plus a few left for us.

I was very intimidated to try homemade buns for some reason, but my good friend Tasha sent me her recipe and it’s so much easier than I thought it would be!  I don’t buy dinner rolls any more and it sounds very impressive when you tell people that you made the buns too.



  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1.  In bowl beat egg, sugar, oil and water.
  2. Add 2 cups flour (mixed with yeast) mix until blended well.
  3. Add remaining 2 cups flour and salt.  Blend well.
  4. Butter top of dough and cover and let rise.
  5. Shape into buns (I take about a clementine-sized ball of dough), place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and let rise.
  6. Bake at 350F for approx 15 minutes.  Brush with butter/margarine while still warm.


  • Depending on your mixer you should be able to double this if not triple it.  These freeze really well!
  • Since the dough rises a second time after you form the buns, err on the side of smaller buns or you could end up with kaisers instead of dinner rolls.
  • Remember, you want your dough to come clean from the edge of the bowl, but still be sticky so they are nice and light, and airy.

2 Comments on What’s for dinner – homemade buns

  1. Alexis
    September 29, 2011 at 11:57 PM (6 years ago)

    I used to purchase a home made bun with a filling inside. And I wonder how they made it. Now that I stumble upon your recipe I have the chance make my own bun and put some filling on it.
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  2. Lynda Cook
    November 4, 2014 at 4:26 AM (3 years ago)

    These look so good!!


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