My mom's buns are the best... that's why I'll share the recipe with you!
❖MY FAVORITE BUNS – JANIS NICKEL
Make the dough in a bread maker:
1 c. water
3 ½ c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 t. salt
1 ½ t. yeast
1/3 stick margarine or butter
After the dough cycle is finished, form into buns or cinnamon rolls. Makes 18 buns or 12-15 rolls.
To form buns: First to get your ball of dough, squeeze off a clementine sized piece of dough by squeezing between your pointer finger and thumb (like milking a cow). Then form bun by tucking the dough around the bottom until all the bubbles are gone. Then set on pan and press down with palm of hand to flatten the top. For pull apart buns, put them close enough to touch. For regular buns, they do not need to touch, when they raise, they can end up touching.
Let raise for 1.5 hours to 4, until they are doubled in size.
Bake @ 350 for 25 minutes.
Carmel for rolls:
½ c. butter or margarine
½ c. ice cream
½ c. white sugar
½ c. brown sugar
Heat in saucepan till incorporated, then spread in 9x13 pan, cool and place rolls on, raise and bake for 20 min, at 350 degrees. This topping never gets sugary or hard; always perfect!
Happy Mother's Day all you mamas out there!