3 tablespoons butter + 1 tablespoon for tops
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup water
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 oz (1 package) rapid (or quick) rise yeast
Heat the water in a pan until it just starts to steam--you want it hot to the touch, not burning. Add the butter and honey and stir until dissolved. I
Place dough in bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a towel and let sit until doubled in bulk.
Deflate dough and turn out on to a board. Cut the dough into four pieces and then cut each piece into four
Combine the yeast, flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook (or large food processor). Dissolve the honey in the very hot tap water. Add the buttermilk to the water and stir to combine. Turn on the mixer and slowly add the liquid to the flour mixture. Mix on medium-low speed until dough forms and begins flapping on the side of the bowl--about 5 minutes. Cover bowl. Let sit in a warm spot for about 1 hour.