I sure do. The fluffier the better. Crusty and heavy buns are good for dipping, but give me some fluffy buns warm from the oven any day. You knew I was talking about food the whole time, right? Good, cos this aint grade five. BUNS HAHAHA.
Before the kazillion photos of Nicole cutely making these buns with me, I will share the recipe. My mom has made these buns since before the internet was invented, I don’t know where the recipe comes from, I don’t care. They’re called Two Hour Buns, as that’s how long it takes to make them. They’re stupidly easy and involve lots of sitting around doing nothing. And you’re punching instead of kneading. You can also make big sub buns using this recipe. Don’t be too generous on bun sizing if you’re not aiming for big buns, these things puff up pretty big in the oven.
Two Hour Buns
3 cups warm water
6 tbsp oil
2 tbsp yeast
4 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
8 cups of flour or enough to make a workable dough (I often have to add more after mixing it in if my dough is too sticky)
In a large bowl add warm water, oil, sugar, yeast, and eggs. Mix.
Add flour and salt. Blend well and then let rise for 15 minutes. Punch down, and let rise again for 15 minutes. Punch down and form into buns. Place on cookie sheets and let rise for 1 hour. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes. Makes 4-5 dozen buns. This dough requires no kneading.
Punching down the dough Licking… this kid always licks EVERYTHING! Getting in trouble for trying to lick the dough. Failing miserably at pretending to be remorseful over licking. Testing out punching the dough the second time. Happily squishing the bread. smackitty smackitty… she was born for this!oh how lovely, nicely squishing the dough. She had so much fun with this! Pretty happy, she made a snowman out of dough and I baked it without doing the final rise because she is so impatient. Proud of her snowman! Tentatively eating it Relaxing happily and eating her snowman.
This girl’s eyes just keep getting cooler. They’re kind of a teal these days. Very cool. As to the buns, I didn’t take any pictures of the finished buns, but they turn out very fluffy and delicious, and like I said, very easy to make! Great for a nice Sunday afternoon.
A joke from back in grade five….
everything I ask you, answer ‘ketchup and rubber buns’
What do you like for breakfast?
Ketchup and rubber buns
What do you like for lunch?
Ketchup and rubber buns.
What do you eat for dinner?
Ketchup and rubber buns.
What do you see when you see an old lady walking down the street?
Ketchup and rubber… HEY!