Bakery Style Fluffy Butter Bun Recipe

Soft Butter Buns

Forget store-bought pastries and mass-produced rolls. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of baking your own butter buns. These little pockets of joy are surprisingly simple to make, and the tastes incredible. With a crispy crust, a light and fluffy interior, and a hint of sweetness from the melted butter, they’re the perfect comfort food to enjoy any time of day.

Butter buns are a timeless classic, enjoyed for centuries across cultures. Crafting these homemade butter buns is not just about the delightful process of mixing ingredients and waiting for the dough to rise, it’s all a beginner’s guide of baking adventure.

Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll guide you through an easy and delightful butter bun recipe. From the basic ingredients to the final golden buns , let’s get starry with the buttery adventure.

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Bakery Style Fluffy Butter Bun Recipe

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  • All-purpose flour- 4 cups
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Active dry yeast – 1 packet or 2 and 1/4 tsp
  • Warm milk – 1 cup
  • Unsalted butter (softened – 1/2 cup)
  • Salt – 1 tsp
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How To Make Soft Butter Buns ?

  • In a bowl, combine warm milk and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Now, sprinkle the yeast over the milk mixture. And let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the activated yeast mixture with flour, softened butter, and salt.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-1.5 hours or until it doubles in size.
  • Punch down the risen dough and divide it into equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball.
  •  Place the shaped buns on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, leaving some space between each.
  • Cover the shaped buns and let them rise for another 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Melt a bit of butter and brush the tops of the buns for a golden finish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the buns are golden brown.
  • Allow the butter buns to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving.

Tips For Making Soft Butter Buns

  • Ensure your yeast and other ingredients are fresh and not expired for a successful fluffy buns.
  • Knead the dough thoroughly for a soft and fluffy texture.
  • Don’t rush the rising process; it contributes to the buns’ lightness.
  • Always use warm milk. Because milk adds tenderness to the dough, resulting in softer buns. Also make sure the milk is not too hot, as it can affect the yeast.
  • When shaping the buns, make uniform sizing of the dough portions. This helps them bake evenly.
  • Cover the freshly baked buns with a clean kitchen towel as they cool. This helps trap steam, maintaining moisture and ensuring softness.
  • You can also add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 cup cocoa powder for flavorful buns.
  • Experiment with different shapes for a fun twist on presentation.

Whether enjoyed fresh out of the oven or toasted with a pat of butter, these buns are sure to become a hit among your family. So, go ahead, whip up a batch and also share this recipe with your fellow baking enthusiasts and let the aroma of freshly baked goodness fill in the kitchen. Remember, the key to a perfect butter bun lies in quality ingredients, patience, and a sprinkle of love. Happy baking!

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