Is it just me or does everyone love breaking open a warm white bun and having it melt in your mouth? When it comes to buns I just love white buns. I know the multigrain and brown are probably way healthier but when it comes to buns you just don't ruin a good thing:) I have to be so careful when I make these because if they sit on my counter I will eat them and probably eat most of them.
1 cup warm water
2 1/4 tsp yeast
4 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp melted butter (optional)
In your mixer with the hook attached place 1 cup warm water (around 70-80 degrees F) and 2 1/4 tsp yeast. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes
Add 1 egg and 4 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
Add 1/4 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tsp salt
Add 2 cups flour, mix. Slowly add the rest of your flour until your dough is soft and not sticky. If it is too sticky add more flour 1 tbsp at a time or if it is too dry add more water 1 tbsp at a time
Shape into a ball. Grease your bowl and place your dough back into it. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled. This will be about an hour.
Separate your dough into either 12 or 15 (depends on how big or small you want the buns) sections and shape into balls until the top is smooth. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and place balls of dough inside. Cover and let rise another 30 minutes. Meanwhile heat your oven to 350 degrees
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until buns are a nice golden brown on top. (all ovens cook a little differently) You can cover the pan with aluminium foil if they are browning to quickly.
*I made 2 batches of buns and forgot to rise the buns a second time. You can see the difference from this photo to the next on why it is important to rise again.
While they are cooking you can melt 2 tbsp butter in a bowl and when they come out take a pastry brush and brush the top of your buns. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a rack.
Make sure you get one while it is still warm!