We made chicken sandwiches with these last night that I will post in a moment & let me tell you that this just became our official recipe for all things that require a bun!!! The BEST way to describe these is they are almost like croissants, crunchy and buttery on the outside and soft & chewy on the inside, very light & fluffy. If you are looking for something quick and easy but looks & tastes like it took all day...this is it, you found it!!
1 loaf prepackaged dough, thawed
2 T butter, melted
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
Sprinkled with kosher salt
Preheat oven to 170F. Spray a 9x13 pan. Place dough on floured surface & cut into 8 equal pieces. Take each piece and roll it into approximately 6 inch in length and 1/4 inch round tube (basically it's going to look like a small snake when you are done). And I let gravity do all the work for me. I held each piece in my hand & rolled it in my palms until it was the right length. Starting at 1 end, roll into the center & place in the pan, repeat with each piece. Lightly spray dough with cooking spray, then turn stove off as you place dough in to rise. Let rise about 90 mins or until it's doubled in size, then remove. Preheat oven to 350F & bake for 25-30 mins. Remove & let cool for about 10 mins then brush on melted butter & poppy seeds. Sprinkle with kosher salt.