On several of the bread making and wheat milling groups I’m on, people have been talking about the 40 minute hamburger bun recipe. I made rolls and buns today and took the rolls to a friend’s house. They were a big hit.
I’ll admit they aren’t the best yeast rolls I’ve ever made but seriously . . 40 minutes . . can’t have everything, right? I melted butter, added chopped garlic, dipped the tops in the butter before baking, then sprinkled with Bagel Everything Seasoning. From one recipe, I could get 9 rolls and 6 hamburger buns or 18 rolls.
Most of the hamburger buns we buy, usually at Walmart, aren’t anything to write home about either and these are so easy that I’m sure this is what we’ll be using from now on. It seems every time Vince says “Want to grill burgers tonight?” we don’t have buns. I’ll buy buns, we don’t make the burgers and even with them in the fridge, they get old and don’t taste terribly fresh.
This is almost the exact same recipe for the Amish White Bread that I’ve made for so many years.
These rolls/buns are very soft and I like a denser bread. I think I’m going to mill some hard white wheat and try that once these rolls/buns are used up.
I just made these yesterday as 30 minute dinner rolls. I also have better roll recipes, but they all take longer. I think that brushing them with melted butter really improved them!
Thanks for the recipe, Judy! Can’t wait to try it ?
It seems to work just fine with half as much sugar. I made these a lot earlier in the pandemic .
That’s close to the same recipe I use for Amish White Bread and I always use half as much sugar so I did for these rolls too. In fact, when I saw it was so close to the same recipe as I use for the bread, I just halved the bread recipe (that resides in my head) and never looked at the recipe again. I also add a tad more salt than is called for.
RuthW in MD says
Bread is much better kept in the freezer!! It goes stale in the fridge. Frozen bread can be thawed quickly in the microwave, if there isn’t time to let it thaw.
We keep it in the fridge for just a few days and it’s always fine. We used two of the buns for breakfast sandwiches this morning and will grill burners tomorrow so bread never stays in our fridge long. I probably couldn’t find room in any freezer to put one single hamburger bun. 🙁
Lorene holbrook says
Hi judy, thanks for the recipe! My granddaughter is visiting and helping us while i recoup from hip replacement surgery. She is 16 and a pretty good cook. I saw your post and asked if she would like to try to make them. She was all in! We are having hamburgers for the 4th. Oh my gosh! Zoe is so excited! They are perfect! And so easy! She had to send a picture to her dad to show off. Thanks for sharing