1) To make the dough: Combine all of the dough ingredients, and mix and knead them — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — to make a soft, somewhat tacky dough.
2) Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl or other container large enough to allow it to at least double in bulk, cover, and let it rise for about 60 to 70 minutes, till it's just about doubled.
3) Transfer the dough to a lightly greased work surface, and divide it into 8 pieces.
4) Round each piece into a smooth ball, and place on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Gently flatten the balls to about 3" diameter.
5) Cover the buns and let them rise till they've expanded nicely, about 1 hour. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
6) Brush each bun with melted butter.
7) Bake the buns till they're a light, golden brown, about 18 minutes.
8) Remove the buns from the oven, and brush them with butter again. Place them on a rack to cool.
Yield: 8 big buns.
Hi Robin- I'm sorry you had so much difficulty with this recipe, but I'm wondering if you may have just ended up with a little too much flour in your dough depending on how you usually measure your flour (we recommend fluffing and sprinkling the flour into the cup for our recipes). Please feel free to call our Baker's Hotline (855-371-2253) if you'd like to talk through this recipe in the future, but I'm glad you enjoyed the other recipe so much! Happy Baking! Jocelyn@KAF