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Grandma Emma’s Overnight Buns

December 5, 2020

Mary Miller

A delicious tradition especially loved at Christmas time!


Note: this recipe **Contains gluten, dairy, and sugar




1 ½ cup sugar

4 ½ cups water

1 cup Crisco

1 T salt

4 eggs

1 packet yeast

12-13 cups flour




¾ cup sugar

2 ¼ cups water

½ cup Crisco

1 ½ tsp salt

2 eggs

½ packet yeast

5-6 cups flour


Boil the water and sugar for five minutes

Add the Crisco

Let cool to lukewarm

Add salt and beaten eggs

Add flour and yeast until sticky



Let rise and punch down three times

Shape into buns

Let sit overnight

Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy!

The featured image is courtesy of Mark Miller and used with his generous permission for Cultivating and The Cultivating Project. 


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