Let your bread machine do all the mixing and kneading for these Homemade Dinner Buns! Then shape the dough into buns and bake them in your oven.This is a great recipe for dinner rolls, tray buns and hamburger buns.
Is there anything more mouthwatering and delicious than home baked bread? Seriously, the smell of bread baking in your oven, then warm bread from the oven slathered in butter? This is one of the greatest joys in life.
Let your bread machine do all the hard work!
And want to know a little secret? I have a bread machine and I love it. I use it to make ALL of my yeast breads, and I make no apologies about it. I love that I can dump all of the ingredients into the machine, and let it do all of the mixing, kneading and most of the rising. It’s the best.
Shape your dough the way you want!
BUT I don’t let the bread machine do the baking…admittedly I don’t love the shape of bread when it’s baked in the bread machine. Instead, I let the bread machine do all the hard steps, then I take over and do the fun stuff like the dough shaping, final rises and baking. It’s SO easy.
For these dinner buns, I made the dough in the bread machine, then when the dough cycle was done, I finished the rest of the process. I let the dough rise, then I shaped them into these tray buns, let them rise again, then baked them…the smell of bread baking is the best.
Butter those buns!
And as soon as the buns come out of the oven I rub them with butter…mmmmmm This makes the tops nice and buttery and shiny. So good.
Just look at those shiny buns! All. The. Heart. Eyes.
And the butter dripping down between the buns, oh my. Are you inspired to make these yet? I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Recipe Tips for Homemade Bread Machine Dinner Buns:
Here are some tips to help you make the best buns!
- Make sure your milk and butter are at room temperature. Cold ingredients do not stimulate yeast growth, so your dough won’t rise properly.
- To make these buns like tray buns, use an 8 x 8 baking pan.
- You don’t have to bake these buns in a baking pan. You can also bake them on a baking sheet (spread the dough balls fare apart)…this will give you buns that are shaped more like a hamburger bun instead of tray buns.
- If you want fresh buns ready for dinner (say 5:30), start this process around 2:30 in the afternoon.
- When the buns are done baking, immediately brush them with butter. This will give them nice buttery, shiny tops.
Homemade Bread Machine Dinner Buns
- 1 1/3 cup milk at room temperature
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp butter at room temperature
- 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp bread machine or instant yeast
- Measure all of the ingredients above, in the order they are listed, into your bread machine.
- Choose the Dough Cycle.
- Once the dough cycle has completed, remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and cover with a clean tea towel. Let rise for 15 minutes.
- After this time, divide the dough into 12 portions.
- Now it’s time to shape the dough into buns.
- Make sure your hands are lightly floured.
- Shape each portion of dough into a ball.
- You want the tops of the buns to be taut, so while keeping the dough in a ball shape, you need to tuck the dough at the bottom of each bun, underneath as you roll. You’ll get the hang of it as you roll them!
- Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan with oil.
- Then place the buns into the baking pan, in 3 rows of 4, spacing them out evenly.
- Cover with a clean tea towel and let rest and rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- When the buns are done rising, bake for 25 minutes. When the bread is done, it will sound hollow when you tap on it.
- As soon as you take the buns out of the oven, brush the tops with butter.
- Let the buns rest in the pan for about 20 minutes, then remove to a plate.
More Delicious Bread Machine Recipes:
- Homemade Whole Wheat Buns
- Pizza Dough
- Braided Pumpkin Bread
- Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread
- Cinnamon Apple Pull Apart Bread
Have a delicious day!