1 c. warm water
3 tbsp warm milk
2 tsp active dry yeast
2½ tbsp sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup oat flour
1½ tsp salt
2½ tbsp unsalted butter, softened.
1. In a glass measuring cup, combine 1 cup warm water, 3 tbsp. milk, yeast and sugar. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat 1 egg.
2. In a large bowl, add the flours, salt and butter. With medium wooden spoon, combine the ingredients until the butter is the size of crumbs.
3. Stir in yeast mixture and beaten egg. Mix until a dough forms, about 15-17 minutes.
4. Shape the dough into a ball and return it to the bowl (it will be sticky and wet). Cover bowl with a clean, damp kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm place until it has doubled is size, 1- 3 hours.***
5. Shape the dough into balls and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet, placing them 2 to 3 inches apart. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let buns rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours, or until puffy and slightly risen.
6. Preheat your oven to 400 F. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
***Giving your dough enough time to rise is crucial in bread baking. Rise times will vary, especially in summer, so be patient. Remember to watch your dough and not the clock!
Adapted from The Clever Carrot.