Hamburger Buns Recipe For The 4th

Don't hate me. But I would really like to try to talk you into making your own hamburger buns. They are really easy. Store bought buns taste like cardboard and can you even imagine what they put in them to keep them from getting stale...yuck!!!

Here is the recipe:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons instant rise yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons softened butter

Pour the water into the bowl of your mixer. Add the yeast, salt, sugar and butter. Gradually mix in the flour and knead until you have a smooth dough. Put it in a buttered bowl and cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled in bulk.

Doubled in bulk! If you spray the top of the dough with a bit of cooking spray before covering it, the dough will not stick to the plastic.

This dough is so easy to work with. I made mini buns because I am making sliders for the 4th. You can make regular sized hamburger buns or make them oval for hot dogs. Once formed and placed on cookie sheets set them aside to rise for a bit. Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until golden. The time depends on the size of the roll and how fast your oven cooks. You can brush the tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds if you like. I sometimes caramelize onions and place them on top.

I doubled this recipe and it made exactly 100 rolls.

I place mine in ziplock bags and freeze them. I always have some of these in the freezer and I use them for sandwiches, hamburgers and also to make breakfast sandwiches for my kids. I can not emphasize how much better these are than store bought.

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100 rolls !!!! are busy...and inspirational...we are having the dreaded hot dogs...and i will make the buns...i am going to do your bread recipe !!!!

Friday of the 4th of July weekend...and then.......

kary and teddy
jenn-na-na said…
So easy!! I so have to try this!!
The Frog Queen said…
I agree "whipping up" 100, Martha has nothing on you!! :D

They don't seem that difficult. I know they'll taste way better than store bought. I like the mini buns.

Thanks for the great recipe.

Have a great day.

xoxo to "Teddy Red Fluffs"
You sold me! I am going to try them this weekend. Have a wonderful 4th of July! You too Teddy...
faerwillow said…
~amazing!! wish i would have thought of his long ago...homemade and freezer safe...would have saved alot of money and unlimited wheels are turning...guess you have to start somewhere...thanks for sharing and enjoy! warm wishes and brightest blessings~
I never thought of making my own buns... I'm sure it's worth it!
Pricilla said…
I have made these before and they are yummy!

Happy 4th!!!
oldblackcatboo said…
The Frog Queen took the words right out of my mouth!!!!
Gracie said…
Gosh, those look so very good...and have always wanted to try to make them...Thank You Kindly!
Nydia said…
It seems so easy to make! Love rolls!

Have a wonderful Saturday, Jaz!

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