My dad makes the most wonderful “Birthday” buns. And we eat them all year around – not just for Birthday (wonder why they are called Birthday buns). They are easy to make and it doesn’t take more than 30 minutes from start to end. No kneading included! And last but not least they taste lovely!
As I told in this post I was stuck with some egg yolks today after making meringue kisses. So I decided to make the buns exactly as my father does. Usually I (or my dad) make them wit one whole egg instead of two egg yolks, but they taste great with egg yolks too.
Every time we make these buns at home they sell like hot cakes and are gone in hours. So you have to be fast. I think I better have to save one for my self for tomorrow (it is me who made them after all) ;-)
Hope you’ll like them!
What you need
10 big buns
2 cups milk (or half water, half milk – you can probably also make them with only water, but I don’t think they will turn out as nice as these ones)
50 g. (1,8 oz.) yeast
1 1/2 T liquid honey
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg (or 2 egg yolks, if your’e stuck with such ones)
2 T butter, room temperature
Approx. 500 g. (17,5 oz.) wheat flour
How to do
Dissolve the yeast in the milk (or water/milk). Add salt, honey and egg and mix. Mix in a bit more than half of the flour and the butter. Add the rest of the flour. Maybe you’ll need a bit more, maybe a bit less to feel your way. The dough is done when you can make buns with your hands with a tiny bit of flour.
Place some big buns (if you make them big they will be very moist and delicious) on a baking sheet with nonstick paper.
Bake in the oven on 200 degrees Celsius (390 degrees Fahrenheit) for 10-15 minutes. Cool down. Yummy!
Note: Doesn’t matter if you let the buns rise for half an hour, but you don’y have to ;-)