Homemade Bread Machine Dinner Buns

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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.


  • 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


  1. Measure all of the ingredients above, in the order they are listed, into your bread machine.
  2. Choose the Dough Cycle.
  3. 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.
  4. After this time, divide the dough into 12 portions.
  5. Now it’s time to shape the dough into buns.
  6. Make sure your hands are lightly floured.
  7. Shape each portion of dough into a ball.
  8. 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!
  9. Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan with oil.
  10. Then place the buns into the baking pan, in 3 rows of 4, spacing them out evenly.
  11. 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.
  12. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  13. When the buns are done rising, bake for 25 minutes. When the bread is done, it will sound hollow when you tap on it.
  14. As soon as you take the buns out of the oven, brush the tops with butter.
  15. Let the buns rest in the pan for about 20 minutes, then remove to a plate.

Keywords: bread machine buns, dinner buns