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English Batter Buns

Since receiving this easy-to-prepare recipe from a dear friend, I've made these rolls often for the holidays. —Geraldine West, Ogden, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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°.
  • 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.

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  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Apr 26, 2018

    These are so easy to make and taste great. I think they are best the day they are made.

  • Flo72
    Nov 23, 2015

    can this be made in bread machine on dough cycle?

  • Anitia_C
    Aug 7, 2015

    Just made these! Very delicious and easy! Now that I made them, I can see that they are a canvas - could sprinkle sea salt on them, add cheese or even make them sweet. They are delicious as they are though! Very easy clean-up!

  • TrevaA
    Apr 8, 2015

    LOVE this recipe! My family has requested this 2x week for the last month. Great texture & taste of old fashioned yeast rolls in less than half the time. You should try this if you haven't been satisfied with rapid/quick rise yeast rolls/bread. This taste like yeast rolls should! We just love 'em.

  • key-ko
    Jan 3, 2015

    Easy cute bread, new family favorite !

  • Djayr
    Jun 23, 2013

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  • beksand
    Oct 8, 2012

    Very good. I thought they were too yeasty tasting, but my husband and boys loved them! Very easy too.

  • mrssmif
    Feb 6, 2011

    Whole family loves these. Even tried making them w/half White Whole Wheat flour and they still had great taste and texture. Comes together very quick and simply.

  • Lparmoc
    Sep 12, 2007

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  • cynnieluo
    Nov 14, 2006

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