Layer the ingredients in the order listed into the bread machine and set the machine on dough setting.
When the cycle is completed, remove the dough and place on a well floured surface, covering with a large bowl. Let rest 10 to 15 minutes.
Weigh the dough and divide into 12 portions.
Shape into a roll shape and place in a well-greased 9x11 pan.
Cover with a clean linen dishtowel and set aside, somewhere warm, for 30 to 45 minutes.
Brush the tops with melted 1-2 tablespoons butter.
Preheat the oven to 375F and bake for 15 to 20 minutes (until a nice golden brown.)
Remove the buns from the pan and place on a rack to cool completely (before breaking apart).