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Batter Buns Recipe
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Batter Buns

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"My little sister is into using our family cookbook. She surprises me all the time with her expertise at using yeast."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 55 mins


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in shortening, sugar, salt and 2 cups flour; beat well. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape sides of bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Grease 12 muffin cups. Spoon in batter until cups are half full. Let rise in warm place until batter reaches top of the cup, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pans and brush tops with melted butter.
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Aug 29, 2002

For that fresh bread taste, these buns on tops! They are a nice lightly sweet dinner roll, that could only be improved if they were more labor intensive...(kneading the dough would make them airier and a lighter bread) Although the dough needs to rise an hour, making these rolls is "quick" in a sense because after mixing the batter, all you do is let it rise while you go about doing other things. There is an easy recipe.. good for young cooks first foray into the world of bread making.

Aug 29, 2002

Maybe I took the title of this recipe too literally, but the buns were basically like bread dough as opposed to a batter--I was thinking they'd have more of a pancake batter consistency. However, these rolls had a great yeasty flavor and were very dense. I wouldn't use all the flour--just as needed. I also baked them at 350 for 15 minutes rather than 425 and they came out fine. A good, hearty roll.

Aug 12, 2010

I have been making these since I was 10 years old in 4-H (nearly 50 years now). They are blue ribbon buns for sure. Light, fluffy and so easy.

Feb 08, 2013

Delicious and I actually ended up making 24 muffins off of this recipe.

Dec 17, 2012

I added ground flax seed and the dough is very dry....what can I do?

Sep 09, 2012

These are a tasty, soft bun. The batter is thicker than cake batter but way too soft to knead like a bread dough. Easy to make and enjoyable.


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  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.5 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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