Refrigerator Buns


2½ cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar
2 packages instant yeast (1oz. size)
8 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening or margarine, softened

  • Mix yeast, water and sugar as indicated on package. Put remaining water and sugar in saucepan and set aside.
  • Beat eggs, add shortening or margarine and salt. Mix well.
  • Measure 5 cups of flour into large bowl. Make a well in the middle and pour in beaten eggs mixture.
  • Add dissolved yeast and remaining water and stir with a large spoon until liquid disappears.
  • Stir in remaining 3 cups of flour and beat until mixed well.
  • Mix by hand to form one large smooth ball.
  • Place into large greased bowl, cover tight to prevent crusting and store in fridge until needed or overnight.
  • To make buns roll dough into small balls, place in greased pan and let them rise.
  • Brush tops with little milk or milk and egg yolk mixture and bake at 350ºF/180ºC for about 12 to 15 minutes or until done.
Note: You can bake as many fresh buns as needed. This dough can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days.

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Did You Know?
Any regular bread recipe can be made up in other forms, such as rolls, and bunns. These different forms of bunns or rolls may be made from any of the bread recipes just by adding to the mixture butter, oil or shortening, sugar, eggs, fruit, nuts, spices, flavoring, or anything else desirable. Since these things in any quantity prolong the rising of the sponge or dough, they should be added after it has risen at least once.

Rolls, buns, and biscuits may be made in various sizes and shapes. To shape them, the dough may be rolled thin and then cut with cutters, or the pieces used for them may be pinched or cut from the dough and shaped with the hands.

After they are shaped, they should be allowed to rise until they double in bulk. More...