I was surfing the internet and came across a hamburger bun recipe. I was going to pass on it but decided to give them a try. These were so easy. I did not deviate from the recipe. These went great with grilled chicken and hamburgers. Update – November 2013; I make this recipe ALL the time. We use it for dinner rolls, sliders, hamburgers and any kind of sandwich. When I make dinner rolls I roll out the dough. I use a pizza cutter to cut into dinner roll sizes. Then when they come out of the oven you just break them off. Home made dinner rolls. Simple and Delicious!!
(Courtesy of “Taste of Home”)
2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar (I use 2 Tablespoons)
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and flour. (I used my stand up mixer with the dough hook to mix)
Turn onto floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces; shape into a ball. Place 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets. (I lined with parchment paper instead of greasing the baking sheets)
Cover and let rest 10 minutes. (Next time I will rest for 30 minutes. If any difference I will let you know.)
UPDATE: I decided to use 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in place of the 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. 2 Tablespoons sugar vs 1/4 cup sugar. I let the dough rise for 10 minutes or 30 minutes. I do not think the rising part makes that big of a difference. Using the butter/oil combination makes the roll denser. We like with just the vegetable oil also but that roll is lighter. For my slider rolls I use the vegetable oil only.
Bake at 425 degrees for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking pan to wire rack to cool.