Grandma Dyck's Homemade Buns
1/2 cup lukewarm wtaer
1 tsp sugar
1 package regular yeast
4 cup milk
1/2 cup buter
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
2 tsp salt
1 beaten egg
3 cups white flour (approximately)
Add 1 package regular yeast. Cover and let double (in a warm place).
In a large pot, combine 4 cups milk, 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening (Crisco) and warm the mixture on the stove until the butter/shortening is melted. Take off heat and add 2 tsp salt and 1 beaten egg.
Add yeast mixture and stir in 3 cups of flour until the mixture is not runny. Continue to add nore flour. Knead on a board 15-20 minutes. Placee dough in a barely warm, greased blow and cover with a towel. Rise 2-2.5 hours ina warm place until the dough doubles.
Grease cookie sheet and pinch off buns, placing them 1 inch apart. Rise until double (approximately 1 hour). Be sure to cover with a towel and place in a warm place. Bake at 375 degrees until light brown.
NOTE: For a "warm place" I warm up the oven (200-250 degrees), turn it off and let the dough rise on top of the oven or in the oven (once the heat is turned off).
Pairs Well With
This is Grandma Dyck's mother's recipe (Great Grandma Epp). Ron grew up on these buns and Grandma continued to make them well into her 70's. It was always a treat to have these buns with her soup!
Suggestion: Double the recipe below.