These are some rolls I made for our dinner last night. They are rather plain, because my girls don't like much extra stuff in a hamburger bun or a sandwich bun. But, you can certainly add what you want to them, or try them plain. They are good for hamburgers or to use like we did, for BBQ beef sandwiches.
They are rather simple to make, and I think they are worth the time that they take. They are sturdier than a store bought bun, which makes them nice for hamburgers or sandwiches that have a lot of toppings or wet ingredients.
First, we combine the water, yeast, salt and sugar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the flour.
Turn the dough out and sprinkle it with flour. Knead your bread for 5 minutes.
Put the dough into a greased bowl and cover with a towel. Let rise about an hour or until doubled in size.
It'll look a little like this. Turn it out onto the counter.
Shape it into 8 dough balls and flatten them out onto a cookie sheet.
Here is where technique differs a little from a loaf of bread. I don't let them until double again. I turn on the oven and when it comes up to temperature, I call it good and put them into the oven. They look like this, not much of a raise at all.
Bake them for about 25 minutes or until they are brown and sound hollow when tapped. You could brush the tops with butter when they come out of the oven to make a softer top if you would like, it's up to you.
Me? I like to split one when they are hot and butter it up. You can do whatever you would like, but I do hope that you will try them soon. They are very simple and so good. If you are going to the trouble of making a homemade hamburger dinner for your family go the extra step and make these too. It'll make you meal extra special.
This is where I found the original recipe: Grandmother Bread
3 cups of warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
7 cups flour
Put the water, yeast, sugar and salt into a bowl and mix to combine. Let it sit 5 minutes. Add 3 cups flour and mix well. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can, turn out onto floured counter and begin to knead, adding flour as you need it to prevent sticking. Knead for 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl and cover. Let rise about 1 hour or until doubled in size. Gently punch down the dough and turn out onto floured counter, divide into 2 portions and shape into loaves. Place into greased loaf pans, cover and let rise until double. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. When bread is double, bake for about an hour or until it sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from bread pans and place the bread on its side on a cooling rack. Let cool before slicing.