English Batter Buns

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
Since receiving this easy-to-prepare recipe from a dear friend, I've made these rolls often for the holidays. —Geraldine West, Ogden, Utah
English Batter Buns Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounces each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the shortening, sugar, salt, eggs and 2 cups flour; beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  2. Stir batter vigorously for 25 strokes (dough will be slightly sticky). Spoon into 12 greased muffin cups. Tap pans to settle the batter. Cover and let rise until batter reaches tops of cups, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°.
  3. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 241 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.