Okay, so I have a recipe for honey buns I want to make, but it says to use 2 teaspoons yeast- doesn’t that mean I’m supposed to use 4 packages of yeast? Ian’t that to much? Or should I just go with what the instructions tell me? So, 2 teaspoons yeast with 1 1/3 cups of water. Does that sound all right?
Also, in the instructions it said to put in wet ingredients, then dry ingredients, make a well, and then add the yeast- shouldn’t the yeast be activated only by the water and not every other ingredient listed?
If you want to look at the recipe, I copied and pasted it and this is what it looks like:
FOR THE BUNS:
1 1/3 cup water
1/3 cup honey or sugar or a combination of both (I used all honey)
4 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons yeast
FOR THE FROSTING:
2 cups Confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons milk (more or less to reach desired consistency)
Place all the ingredients into your bread maker according to your bread maker’s guidelines. I have a Sunbeam Bread Maker that you put in the wet ingredients first then the dry ingredients and then you make a well and place your yeast in it. Most bread makers are like that, but check yours to make sure. Set on the DOUGH cycle. You can add all honey or substitute some for sugar. I recommend add at least half honey because it gives the bread the rich honey flavor.
When DOUGH cycle is finished, divide dough into about 30 pieces, cover so they do not dry out. Roll one at a time into snakes and coil them, moistening the tail and pressing it down on the edge to make a coiled bun. Keep the others covered until they are all coiled or they will make a crust and won’t rise properly.
Place on foil lined baking sheet and spray the foil with non stick cooking spray. You can get about 15 buns on a sheet. Place in a warm, draft free place to rise. I find that the oven with the light turned on and a bowl of boiling water set in the bottom works best. Allow the buns to rise until they have doubled in size about 45 minutes. Remove pans and preheat oven to 400degrees F. Bake for 15 minutes or until they are lightly browned. My honey buns took about 14 minutes to bake.
To Make the Frosting:
Mix together all the ingredients and drizzle on the Honey Buns after cooling. Icing will be firm like donut icing when ready.