Hutterite Buns – Hutterite Brötchen

For anyone that enjoys homemade buns, this recipe is for you!


2 packages dry yeast (2 tablespoons)
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar

1⁄2 cup butter, softened
1⁄2 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon salt
1 1⁄2 cups warm milk
6 – 6 1⁄2 cups all purpose flour.


In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together butter, sugar, beaten egg, and salt. Add yeast mixture, milk, and 4 cups flour; beat until smooth.

Mix in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic. Place into a lightly oiled bowl; grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down; let rest for 15 minutes. Shape into rolls, rover with plastic wrap, and let rise until almost double, about 45 minutes.

Bake in preheated 350°F over for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Credit (Recipe and Photo): Secrets of a Hutterite Kitchen: Unveiling the Rituals, Traditions, and Food of the Hutterite Culture by Mary-Ann Kirkby