Growing up, my mom used to prepare these delicious homemade honey buns every weekend and they were my favorites.
The honey buns are super soft and fluffy, flavored with real honey. The buns are a delicious accompaniment to a cup of tea.
These buns are also easy to make even for a person with little baking experience.
- Milk 250 ml (warm)(The milk should be warm but not hot)
- 1 egg
- Honey 45 g
- Instant yeast 7 g
- Flour 375 g to 400 g
- Sugar 30 g
- Salt 1/2 teaspoon
- Soft butter 70 g
1 egg + 2 tablespoons milk for brushing
See also: Super Moist and Fluffy Vanilla Cake
In a bowl add 250ml of milk, 1 egg, 45g of honey, 7g of instant yeast and mix well.
In the mixture add 375g of flour, ½ tsp of salt, 30g of sugar, and knead the dough for 5min until it’s smooth.
Add 70g of butter and knead the dough again this time placing the dough on a surface sprinkled with flour. Knead the dough for about 5-8 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Roll the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth or cling film and let the dough proof for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
Once proofed, transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and lightly knead it to remove air trapped in the dough then divide the dough into six equal parts.
Knead each part of the divided dough to a round ball and cover them with plastic wrap for 15 minutes. Take the first dough after 15 minutes and roll it into a long thin strip with a rolling pin then roll it up from one end into a cylinder shape. Cut it into 2 pieces and put set them aside. Grease a 15 by 22 cm pan with unsalted butter then line the prepared dough in the pan and cover them with plastic wrap and let them proof for the second time for an hour.
After proofing, brush the top of the dough with egg wash then put 10 grams of chopped butter into the gap between the bread dough then bake the buns in the middle rack of a 340 degrees Fahrenheit (170C) preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Once the buns are bakes and out of the oven, brush the top with honey water so that the fragrant of honey may be stronger. Place the buns on a wire rack to cool a little bit then serve. You can serve them plain or with your favorite spreading. Enjoy.