I was doing a ton of stuff around the house and didn't want to have to shower and head out to the store in the middle of all of that. So, I figured I'd try my hand at making them.
This recipe is a King Arthur's flour recipe adapted by the food blog Thibeault's Table. Kind of ironic because the only flour I buy now is King Arthur's because it's the only flour I know of that is unbromated (doesn't contain Potassium Bromate).
These were simple to make and they turned out great - better than any buns I'd buy at the grocery store. The Husband loved these and was super impressed.
1 1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon honey
4 cups flour all-purpose Flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon yeast
Egg wash ( 1 Egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water)
Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients by hand, mixer, or bread machine to make a soft, smooth dough. Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 hour, or until it's doubled in bulk.
Gently deflate the dough, and divide it into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round 1" thick (more or less); flatten to about 3" across. Place the buns on a parchment covered baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour, until very puffy. Brush lightly with egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water), and sprinkle with poppy seeds and/or sesame seeds.
Bake the buns in a preheated 375°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, till golden. Cool on a rack.