Con's Kefir (or not) Buns

  • 1 Tablespoon (T) yeast
  • 1/3 cup (c.) maple syrup (or sugar, see less organic variation below)
  • 1/3 c. filled with equal amounts of (organic unsweetened homemade) applesauce and (home-rendered) lard. You can use other shortening if desired
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 teaspoon (t) salt
  • 1 c. filled with 1 large egg and then strained kefir milk

In a bread machine, add the above ingredients. Set on dough cycle. When finished, gently shape dough into about a dozen rolls, approximately three inches in diameter. Raise 20 minutes, bake on slightly greased (I use an old butter wrapper from those I keep in a plastic bag in the freezer) baking stone or other baking sheet at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until well browned.

For a less organic, non-kefir version using sugar, decrease flour to 2 2/3 c. and substitute water for the kefir milk.