2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 TB or 2 packages yeast
2 tsp salt
about 6 cups flour
In microwave safe bowl, mix first 4 ingredients. Microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. You want the mixture to be luke warm (butter does not have to melt completely, but you want it soft). Mix in yeast. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
Add salt and 5 cups of flour. Knead in mixer. Add flour as necessary until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl.
Rolls dough into balls (anywhere from 15-25, depending on how big you like your buns). Place on baking sheets (or stones :). Let rise 20 mins-1 hr.
Bake 375 for 15 mins.
Cool slightly before slicing for buns.
Coat with egg wash and sesame, dill or poppy seeds.
Add 1 TB of dough enhancer with the flour to add more fluff to your buns.
If dough is too much, you can bake them all and freeze the rest. I have also wrapped extra dough around polish dogs, baked them and froze them for future "bagel dogs" (not really a bagel, I know, but they're yummy!)