Thursday, 15 November 2012

2 Hour Buns

Great for serving with chili or for making your favorite sandwich...

My 2 hour buns
 3 cups warm water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of white sugar ( you can cut down the sugar to 1/4 cup if you like )
3 eggs
2/3 cup canola oil ( or vegetable oil of your choice )
2 level tablespoons instant yeast
8 cups flour ( use a little more if necessary for kneading)

Measure the water, salt, sugar, eggs and oil into large mixing bowl. Blend with electric mixer or wire whisk. In separate small bowl place 2 cups of the flour and the instant yeast. Stir together. Now add to the water mixture, stirring to mix well. Continue stirring in the remaining flour to make a soft dough that is not sticky. Knead for at least 5 minutes, sprinkling a little more flour over dough as you knead. Cover and let rise for 15 minutes. Punch down the dough. Let rise again for 20 minutes. Form into buns and place them on greased cookie sheets. Let rise for 1 hour. Bake at 350F oven for 12- 15 minutes until done. Makes about 3 dozen buns.

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