Easy And Delicious Honey Buns

By Mike Yarmish Published: December 21, 2012


Buns are the thing that reminds of school cafeterias. I don’t know the situation now, but when I was at school, such buns were probably in all school cafeterias of Russia. Often, they were the only thing that could be eaten in these canteens and enjoy. Even now, I sometimes want to eat such a bun in commemoration of those times. I want to share the recipe, how to bake buns, with the same flavor and texture, that was in my childhood, but even tastier.

  • Serves: 10-12 buns
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Ready In: 3 hrs 25 mins



  1. The first thing to do is to dissolve the yeast in the water and leave for 5 minutes. You can do it right in the cup of your stand mixer.
  2. In 5 minutes, add there also honey, olive oil, salt and egg. Thoroughly stir the mixture and add 3 cups of flour. Stir until the sticky dough grips. Next, take the dough hook, if you used a different whisk for mixing and at low speed mix the remaining cup of flour.
  3. Continue mixing for 8 - 10 minutes at low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic. If the dough turns out very dry, you can add a couple of tablespoons of water. The dough should be soft to the touch, but not sticky.
  4. At the end of beating put the dough into a portable bowl greased with olive oil a little, cover with plastic wrap and leave the bowl in a warm place for 2 hours, the dough to double.
  5. After that, move the dough on a floured little work surface and knead for 30 seconds. Cover with plastic wrap and leave for 10 minutes.
  6. Further push the dough and divide it into 10-12 units. Of each part make into a smooth ball and lay out in the form in which you’ll bake, the same distance from each other. Cover and give rise for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven up to 200C (400F). Mix a spoonful of butter and honey and brush the tops of the muffins. Bake them for 15-20 minutes, until the tops do not acquire a golden brown color.
  8. Let the buns to cool and enjoy!


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks Says:

    I use a really similar recipe! I use 2 tbsp butter + 2 tbsp honey and add a bit of honey to the dough. Your buns look awesome. Wayyyy better than a school caf!

  2. Mike Yarmish Says:

    Thank you very much! =)

  3. sara Says:

    These look totally amazing. Yum…definitely need to try these sometime during this holiday season!

  4. Mike Yarmish Says:

    Thanks! Good luck! Let me know how they turned out. =)

  5. Christy Swackhamer Says:

    These look great, but I’m a bit confused. In step 2 of the directions, it says you are to add honey, olive oil, salt, and egg to the yeast/water mixture in your stand mixer bowl. But in the ingredients list, the only honey listed is the 1 Tbsp. that is for the coating. It that what is supposed to be added to the yeast mixture or is there other honey that should be added? Thanks!

  6. Mike Yarmish Says:

    Oh. I’ve managed to miss that you’ll also need 1/4 cup of honey. Thanks for noticing… I’ve add it to the ingredient list.

  7. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Says:

    I like a somewhat sweet bun for a savory sandwich. They have enough honey to be perfect for it! Gorgeous buns!

  8. Paul lonsdale Says:

    For that extra little bit of sweetness dust with icing sugar once they’ve cooled down.

  9. Mike Yarmish Says:

    Not sure you need it, cuz honey is sweet enough =) Although some people might like it, thanks! =)

  10. Leash Says:

    I stumbled on this site just by chance to look up a certain herb for cooking and i am so amazed with all these wonderful recipes. I cant wait to include them to my dinner regime!

  11. Mike Yarmish Says:

    You’re welcome to do that! =)

  12. Karren Says:

    I am looking for recipes for a fundraising bake sale in a couple of weeks. Do you think this recipe would freeze well?

  13. Mike Yarmish Says:

    I guess so. These buns are quite simple so why not… =)

  14. Sof Says:

    Do we bake them on a baking pan?

  15. Mike Yarmish Says:

    Yep =)

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