So this recipe is from my mother and these buns are delicious! And they are so worth the time. I have adapted down the amount of yeast. But if you like, use the 2 Tbsp amount the original called for.
To start take a bowl and put the following ingredients:
3 Cups warm water
1/4 cup sugar
After letting the yeast bubble and sit for 15 minutes add
1/4 cup oil
6 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
Stir until it's a combined sticky mass.
Then pour out onto a work surface that has 1 cup of flour on it. Cover the top with some of the flour and knead and mix for at least 5 minutes till soft and smooth, you can knead up to 1 more cup of flour.
This is your chance to just enjoy life and roll the mass back and forth
Once you have completed kneading place in a lightly oiled bowl and let rise for 1 hour.
After rising lay out on a very lightly floured surface and shape into 40 equally sized dough balls. Roll each one between your hands and once you are happy with the shape place on a parchment covered or buttered pan, let the buns rise for 1 hour, then place into the oven that has been preheated to 350F
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.
so tasty, I hope you enjoy!