Milk and Sugar Mini Buns

These milk and sugar mini buns are delightful bread bites dusted with powdered milk and sugar. They are soft, heavenly and sweet!


These milk and sugar mini buns are delightful bread bites dusted with powdered milk and sugar. They are soft, heavenly and sweet!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup warm water 110-115 F
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 and 1/4 to 3 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg for the egg wash
  • For the Milk-Sugar Mixture
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk powder

Instructions

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl. Let this stand for about 5 minutes or until foamy. In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, butter, egg, sugar and salt. Stir well. Stir in the yeast mixture. Add 3 cups of flour and incorporate it into the mixture. Gradually add little by little of the remaining flour just until the dough gathers together into a ball as you stir. You may not need all of the remaining flour.
  2. Turn the dough over on a floured board and knead for about 6-10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth, elastic and can stretch thinly. Place it inside a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours until the size is doubled.
  3. After rising, gently deflate the dough and use a sharp knife to divide it into 50-55 portions. The goal is to form 1 and 1/2 inches balls. Shape each portion into a smooth ball and arrange them on a greased 9x13 inch baking pan, close together. Cover the pan loosely with plastic wrap and let the buns rise for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine the milk powder and sugar in a bowl and stir well.  Beat one egg and brush it on the surface of the buns. Sprinkle 1/2 of the milk-sugar mixture all over the risen buns. Bake at 350 F for 17-20 minutes or until the buns are golden.
  5. Allow the buns to cool slightly and sprinkle the remaining milk-sugar mixture over the buns.