Just a few weeks ago I made hamburger buns from scratch and really enjoyed them – but a sweet friend commented and shared a favorite recipe of hers for buns that she’s been using for years. So yesterday I gave that recipe a try (which you can find the original recipe here). It’s a super easy and fast recipe and I actually enjoyed the taste of these better than the ones from a few weeks back! So a HUGE thank you to her for passing this recipe along – I’ll be using this one now. 🙂
Here you go:
2 tbsp active dry yeast 1 cup plus 2 tbsp warm water (110 – 115 degrees)
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used evoo) 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg (I beat it before adding) 1 tsp salt
3 – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 3 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.
Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425 degrees for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
**Inside note: I’m not a huge bread person. Not because I limit it in my diet, I’m just not a “bread” person. However, these were flavorful and yummy. My son wanted to eat them plain and I had a few bites and was pleasantly surprised! They were delicious without anything on them. Even more delicious with a burger. Definitely a hit. 🙂 **