When I mentioned Air Buns, Monica said she hadn't ever heard about them before.
I had just made them a few months ago....So Monica, here is my handed down recipe:
2 TBLS Yeast or 2 pkgs:
Soak in 2 cups lukewarm water with 1 tsp. Sugar
3-1/2 cups Lukewarm water:
Dissolve 1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening
Add yeast mixture and 1 tbls. vinegar and add 10 cups flour
1. Let rise for 2 hours in buttered bowl.
2. Kneed down and rise for 1 more hour.
3. Kneed down and put in pans (I roll the dough in the palms of my hand to form a small bun) and let rise for 2 more hours.
Bake at 370-400 for 15 - 20 minutes.
Makes about 36 Buns.
These are so soft, they melt in your mouth.