Overnight Buns


Overnight Buns

Carol Erbele, in memory of Florence Erbele in the Streeter, ND American Legion Auxiliary Centennial Cookbook 1905-2005
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 48 buns
Calories 112 kcal


Boiled ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water


  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water warm

Dry ingredients

  • 12-1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tsp salt


Mix ingredients

  • Bring 1-1/2 cups sugar and 4 cups water to a boil.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • Beat eggs and add 1 cup oil then add to sugar water.
  • Soften one package yeast and 1 tsp sugar in 1/2 cup warm water until foamy.
  • Mix flour and salt.
  • Pour liquids over flour and salt.
  • Oil hands and knead, adding slightly more flour if needed, until dough is no longer sticky.

Rise and knead

  • Set aside in a warm room.
  • Work down (knead) again several times over the next few hours (up to eight hours).

Shape dough

  • Shape into buns.
  • Set aside in a warm room for 7-8 hours.


  • Bake at 350ยบ F for 20 minutes.


Mix about 3 p.m. and work down the dough during the afternoon and evening. Then shape into buns about 11 p.m. and bake in the morning.
Alternatively, mix early in the morning and bake in the evening.


Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 152mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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