This is Mom's original bun recipe that she learned from her Mother (Grandma Hein) who probably learned it from her Mother.....

Mom used only white flour, but you can substitute whole wheat flour to make it more "heart healthy"


2 cups boiling water

2/3 cup sugar

4 tbsp margarine (non-hydrogenated is best)

1 tsp salt


Stir above ingredients together until the sugar dissolves. Let this mixture cool until lukewarm.  Then mix

cup lukewarm water

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp yeast


When this has frothed and the above mixture is lukewarm. add the two mixtures together, along with 2 eggs.

Stir in flour until it reaches a dough state. Never did measure how much flour was used. Just keep adding and mixing until you think it is dough.  Knead it for 10 minutes.

Grease the top and cover with wax paper.
Put it somewhere warm until it doubles in volume and then punch it down.

Cut it into small cubes (golf ball size) and knead and shape into buns and place in greased pie pans.

Let it rise again until it doubles again and then bake at 325 until top browns just slightly.

Remove from oven and whisk tops lightly with margarine