These are perfect served with jam or just lightly buttered with a cup of tea or coffee. And if you feel like breaking out a bit of ham, they go well with that too.
- Sift the our then rub in the butter. Stir in the salt and sugar and then add the dried yeast. Mix it all together.
- Heat the milk very gently until it is just at body temperature (test it as you would a baby’s bottle). Beat the eggs and add them to the milk. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until you have a moist dough.
- Put the dough into a clean bowl – which you have rubbed with a little oil or butter – and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge and leave overnight.
- In the morning, take out the dough and knead for about 10 minutes until it goes nice and elastic. Cut the dough into four pieces and roll them out. Melt some butter and brush each piece before folding it in half and rolling again.
- Cut into squares or rectangles – whatever shape you like for your buns – then place on greased baking trays, leaving plenty of room for them to rise and double in size. Brush again with melted butter and put somewhere nice and warm, covered with tea towels for an hour or so, until they have doubled in size.
- Set your oven on 220C to heat up, then open some of your presents.
- When they are ready, bake them in your hot oven for 10 to 12 minutes and serve piping hot.