Buttery Garlic Buns
Servings Prep Time
12buns 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
32minutes 90minutes
Servings Prep Time
12buns 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
32minutes 90minutes
Ingredients
Dough
  • 1cup 2% milkwarmed about 1 minute on medium in microwave
  • 3tsps instant rise yeast
  • 1/2cup buttersoftened
  • 1/4cup sugar
  • 2large eggs
  • 3/4tsp salt
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2tsp each, dried parsley, basil, thymeHerbs of your choice (optional)
  • 4cups all purpose flour
Garlic Butter Glaze
  • 1Tbsp buttermelted
  • 1/4tsp garlicpowder
  • 1/2tsp dried parsleyor spice mix of your choice.
Instructions
  1. Combine the warm milk and yeast in a small bowl and allow it to sit 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  2. Mix flour, salt and dried herbs, if using, in a separate bowl.
  3. Mixer Method – When milk and yeast are frothy, transfer the mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the butter, sugar, eggs and garlic powder and beat until eggs are mixed and butter forms small bits. Add the dry ingredients and continue to mix with a dough hook until the dough is smooth but slightly sticky. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl. Turn dough so it gets oiled on all sides. Cover and allow to rise 60 + minutes in a warm place until dough has doubled in size.
  4. Bread machine method: When milk and yeast are frothy, transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Add the butter, sugar, eggs and garlic powder and beat until eggs are mixed and butter forms small bits. Transfer liquid to bread machine. Top with dry mixture. Set bread machine to dough cycle. Note: this is slightly different from normally recommended method where all liquid goes in first, followed by dry and topped with yeast. Check your machine after it has finished the 2nd knead to make sure the dough is uniformly moist. ( I had to stir my dough a bit to get it stickier). Allow dough to rise according to dough cycle.
  5. Spray a 9 X 13″ oven proof dish with cooking spray. Divide dough into 12 equal portions. Turn sides under to get a rounded smooth top to the buns. Place dough balls evenly around the pan. Cover and allow buns to double again – about 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Bake buns 25-32 minutes. If you pan is metal they will cook faster. I used a ceramic dish and it took the full 32 minutes.
  8. For the topping, melt the butter and add whatever spice mix and herbs you are using. Brush the tops of the buns with the butter mixture immediately after removing buns from the oven.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Buttery Garlic Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Potassium 131mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 3%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.