2 teaspoons instant yeast½ cup warm milk½ cup warm water (can use milk instead to make it 1 cup milk altogether)¼ cup sugar or honey3 tablespoons butter or oil1 large lightly beaten egg3 cups flour1 ½ teaspoons salt (more or less to taste)
Optional: melted butter, milk or egg white for brushing tops In large bowl, add water and yeast with 2 teaspoons sugar in bowl and let sit until bubbly.Whisk flour and salt together and set aside.Add in rest of sugar, milk, butter and lightly beaten egg to water/yeast mixture. Whisk to combine.Slowly add in flour until a dough forms. Knead for 10 - 15 minutes until smooth. Dough is sticky.Place in lightly oiled bowl, cover and rise for 2 hours or until doubled in size.Punch down dough and cut into balls. I made 8 large and shaped into logs but they can be made smaller. Shape into desired shape and place buns on a floured baking tray. Cover and rise again for about an hour until puffy.Preheat oven to 200C. (can bake at 180C for a longer time). Brush tops with wash and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.Cool and serve.