Lovefeast Buns

Christine Mel


This recipe is 200 yrs old! It comes from the Winkler Bakery, Old Salem, NC. The bakery was founded in 1799. Christian Winkler took over the bakery in 1807.


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1 Hr 25 Min
15 Min


  • 1 c
    hot, dry, mashed potatoes, unseasoned
  • 1/2 c
    scalded milk
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 lb
    +/- flour for soft dough
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 pkg
  • 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange rind
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon rind, grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Lovefeast Buns


  1. Cream butter and sugar; add potatoes, mix well. Add lukewarm milk, then eggs, mix well.
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to mixture.
  3. Combine seasonings, and rind, mix in. Add enough flour to make a soft dough.
  4. Knead on a well-floured table. Form into ball, place in a greased bowl. Cover with a cloth and let rise in a warm place until double in size.
  5. Punch down; let rise again 5-10 minutes. Flouring hands well (dough will be sticky) form in to small balls (about 3 oz.).
  6. Place on a cookie sheet. Slash tops with a razor blade (to release air). Cover. Let rise until double in size.
  7. Bake at 350 till golden brown all over, (15-20 mins.). Makes about 30 buns.

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About Lovefeast Buns

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #dinner, #Rolls, #buns

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