Breakfast Buns


Put

2 tea yeast in a bit of warm water till foamy


Melt

½ cup butter with

½ cup milk


Knead the above together with

3 1/4 cups flour (or a bit more if it's too sticky)

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg


Knead 5-10 minutes. This enacts the gluten to make that chewy texture.

Cover bowl, and let the dough rise until doubled


Butter a square baking pan

Divide dough into balls (I do 6 to 9)

Place in the prepared pan, cover and let rise until doubled. You can place them over a dish of hot water if necessary. Don't let them over-rise and lose their shape, or you'll need to reform and re-rise.


Bake 350F for 25-30 min till golden

Take out and glaze right away (don't skip this as it makes them have a moist texture)


Glaze:

1 tab sugar mixed with 1 tab warm water



I love these sweet, sticky, soft buns for breakfast (I need some carbs in the morning!). A Zimbabwean friend once asked me to make something similar to his native Mabhanzi, which I've never had, but many cultures have some type of sweet bun (I've had some in Asia and Hawaii), and I think these are pretty dang good!


With my Kitchenaide in the van and a small, but actual oven, the baking continues!