Homemade Sausage Buns (from Baking Delights, original here)
Makes 8 large buns
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 T honey
1/4 cup unsalted butter
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package instant yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, room temperature
1 egg, beaten with 1 T heavy cream
millet, sesame seeds, poppy seeds or other seeds
Heat the milk, water, honey and butter until butter is melted. Let cool to 120 degrees (this will likely take several minutes...make sure to stir well before checking the temperature). Carefully beat in one egg.
Whisk together two cups of the flour, yeast, and salt. Pour into the liquid ingredients and mix well. Stir in the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Knead until smooth and elastic.
Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Shape into logs and flatten slightly. Keep in mind that the buns will rise quite a bit in the oven. Let rise for 30 to 35 minutes or longer if not in a warm room. Beat together the remaining egg and heavy cream and brush over the rolls. Sprinkle with seeds if desired. When buns have almost doubled bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.