1 1/3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons non-fat, dry milk powder
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast (1 packet)
1. Put ingredients in bread machine pan in the order given and set on dough cycle. When cycle finishes, turn out onto a floured board and punch down. Knead 4 or 5 times, adding a little more flour if necessary to keep dough from sticking.
2. Cover dough with a clean dishcloth and let rest for about 30 minutes. Lightly grease a large baking sheet (or use a Silpat. This is what I prefer when baking). Press dough into a circle and cut into 8 even wedges (about 4 ounces each). Form each wedge into a ball then flatten into a smooth and fairly even circle.
3. Place each circle on the baking sheet and let rest for about 20 minutes, or until doubled in size. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for about 18 minutes, or until nicely browned. Makes 8 large buns.