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Well worth the effort! I used my breadmaker to prepare the dough which ended up being a little messy as the dough rose too well - so be warned! 8 decent sized buns is the yield and they baked very well and tasted very good. Definitely worth trying if you are doing the homemade burger thing.
These were very simple to make and very tasty. I proofed the yeast in warm water with a pinch of sugar out of the 1/4 cup called for and then proceeded with step one.
i just bought the book, and i had to try these, because of all the great reviews. i used active dry yeast, which i proofed with the 1 cup of water, slightly warmed. then i just proceed on from there. i did have to use more flour than specified (humid singapore weather); i weighed it -about 14 1/2 ounce. try not to omit the onion powder (1 tsp), it gives a wonderful taste to these. i made them into 10 mini pig-in-blankets, and 6 cheddar rolls (rolled small pcs of dough around cubed cheese & topped with bits of cheese) and 1 mini cinnamon raisin loaf. totally yummy. the dough is quite sticky to work with.
I kind of rushed this recipe so I went with the shortest time for each step, they were a little harder than normal buns. My hubby thought they were great, my daughter, who is newly wearing braces, had a little trouble. I liked the taste and the fact that I did not have to run to the store to get buns. The leftovers also went very well with the spaghetti we had for dinner the next night. I will definatley make these again and take a little more time. thanks!
Definitely 5+ stars. The texture of these buns are fantastic.I don't think I will go back to store bought burger buns. These were very easy to make. I warmed the water and the butter in the microwave to lukewarm and mixed the egg into this before adding to the dry ingredients. I used the onion powder in the batter. Thanks for the great recipe. Rita
The rolls are not light enough for hamburger rolls. It tasted like my homemade bread. If I make it again I would add some milk to the water and make a much softer even sticky dough.
Simple and delicious! I only made 1/2 the recipe, proofed the yeast in warm water first and used egg substitute and onion flakes. Great light, soft texture inside with a outer texture of perfect firmness. Quick to bake up too. Will be making these again!
I was a bit worried that these would turn out like 40 Minute Hamburger Buns in texture. However, they turned out nicely squishy instead of dense. The dough was still very hard to work with. I used my mixer and did a lot of "plopping." Next time I will probably make more effort to wet or flour my hands to possibly make them rounder in the shaping step - more like balls than shapeless lumps. Also, since the measured yeast makes it easy, I will probably halve the recipe so there will not be leftovers. The density seems to increase when they are stored and no one has really wanted the extras.
Yummy! I just pulled mine out of the oven, and they tast wonderful. I will deffenatly keep this and make it again. The onion flavor is great. I brushed mine with a little butter before sticking them in the oven, and sprinkled some sesame seeds on them. I might try to make this in a regular loaf, so that I can eat it all the time!
Excellent recipe, I didn't follow it to the letter, but took in the egg, slightly more sugar than normal and left out the onion but I got a soft roll rather than the crusty ones I've been getting when baking. These have the perfect texture. To get good rounds I rolled the dough out gently in one direction and cut rounds out.