Serve these soft and sweet buns warm from the oven with butter and fruit preserves, jam or marmalade.
1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 large eggs
6 cups all-purpose or bread flour
- In a large mixing bowl combine yeast, sugar and salt. Add butter, then hot water. Add eggs. Mix in 1 cup flour. Continue to add 5 cups of flour, as needed, one cup at a time. Mix well.
- Turn onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth. Shape into a ball and turn in a greased bowl. Cover with a damp towel; allow to rise for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Shape into buns or rolls. Divide between two 9-inch round baking pans. Let rise another 25 minutes until doubled in size.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 24 sweet buns.