The perfect bun on Thanksgiving is a bit of a trick.
The best way to prepare the bun at home is to bake it the day before the holiday and freeze it the night before.
Here’s how to do it: Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter into a medium bowl and whisk until combined.
Add the yeast and a tablespoon of water.
Stir until the dough comes together.
Add more flour if it starts to look too sticky.
Shape into a ball.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until it’s firm enough to roll out, about an hour.
You can leave it in the fridge for up to a day, but it’s better to store it for at least a day to let it firm up.
Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat.
Brush the bun with oil and cook it on one side for about 5 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Flip the bun and cook for another 5 minutes on the other side.
Remove from the grill and spread the sauce evenly over the bun.
Top with cranberries, if desired.
Serve with cranberry sauce if desired and gravy if desired (optional).