Homemade Buns (the 3 ingredient artisan bucket bread with a couple additions and made into buns)

One thing I've mentioned often over the past 2 months is "my daily bread"  as in, "... give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses..." 

As the days and weeks went by I improvised to the original recipe and now I usually make it with flour, sugar, salt and yeast although I still play around with it and sometimes add some egg (powdered) or milk (powdered).   You can find more photos and the original recipe here:

Here is what it looks like when I mix the flour, yeast, a bit of sugar and a bit of salt in the bucket with some hot water.  I simply put the lid on and pop it into the refrigerator.  I take it out the next day (or sometimes a day later - it can live in the fridge for up to a week) to make whatever the bread item is we are having that day/night.


This basic dough is usually made into our 'daily bread' for toast, buttered bread, grilled cheese and other sandwiches.  Sometimes it's garlic bread.  Sometimes it's a garlic bread ring, monkey bread or pizza.  Other times it's buns or rolls.

Tonight it is buns to go with the homemade chicken, feta sausage patties on the grill.

My Daily Bread
Bucket Bread

3 cup flour (any kind - this is a mixture of all purpose leftover from Christmas baking, and home-ground white wheat berries (hard white) I ground myself a couple weeks ago).
1 t salt
1-2 t sugar
1/2 - 1 t yeast
1 1/2 - 2 c hot water
I think in today's dough version I had added a tablespoon of whole egg powder and a bit of dry milk powder to it. 

Bucket was in the refrigerator yesterday and last night.  Brought out today, grabbed bits of the gooey dough and formed into balls, using just a light dusting of flour on my hands.  Let set in a warm spot about 30 minutes while I preheated the oven to 375.  Baked for 25 minutes until golden brown.

Removed from oven and after snapping a really fast photo, rubbed them lightly with butter.





Here they are literally about 10 seconds out of the oven...........  right before I rubbed butter on them.








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