I was just gifted a breadmaker, and love trying out different recipes with it... I wanted a multi-purpose dough since I was in the mood for hamburgers, and my BF wanted some cinnamon rolls for breakfast. I was almost out of milk so I used some re-constituted dry milk. I used only the 1/4c of sugar for the entire batch and bread flour. My dough seemed a little dry and heavy but smelled good when I removed it after the dough cycle finished. I shaped half of the dough into hamburger buns... I portioned it out equally into 6 balls and tucked the edges under and rolled. They looked beautiful. I did brush them with melted better before letting them rise the 2nd time. The other half, I rolled out and sprinkled with a cinnamon/sugar mix after spreading with butter. I got 9 good sized rolls with only half the batch of dough! I also let that rise and baked after the buns... The buns were tasty, just a little denser than I liked... the cinnamon rolls were also good, not too sweet, but also a little dry... Good multi-purpose dough, but I might try another to find one we love...
Not sure why but my dough came out dry and the bread came out on the dense side. The next time, I will reduce the flour to 3 1/4 or 3 1/2 cups to see if it will come out less dense
This turned out beautifully for me. I liked the texture. It rose well, smelled good and has a nice mild, not overly sweet flavor. I will make this again. Thanks!
I made 1/2 in buns and 1/2 into cinn rolls for sunday breakfast, uh and maybe a midnight snack... yum-o I will make these again.
Excellent, EXCELLENT rolls! There aren't any words good enough to describe these delicious, moist, soft buns! They even seem to evaporate overnight... I'll have to make a double batch next time! Thanks Dorel for a great recipe!
I thought the cinnamon buns were fantastic, the dough was so easy to prepare and tasted delicious. I used half of the dough to make asiago and carmelized onion spiral sandwich rolls which turned out exactly as I had wanted -- the slightly sweet and savoury flavours were excellent together. Thanks Dorel -- I'm going to experiment alot with this dough. UPDATE: subbing 1/2 whole wheat flour in this recipe had a fabulous result!!
I never made my own buns until now, and these are AMAZING!!!! Since I only needed 6 buns, I decided to make the rest of this into a loaf of bread and have to say that was one of the best loafs of bread I have ever made. My girlfriend is already saying well never have to buy buns again!!!! Thanks for the best bun and bread recipe on RecipeZaar!!!
I made these tonight as hot dog buns and they were great! I used 1/4 cup sugar, but next time I will use 1/3 cup. I actually chose to make 8 large buns instead of 12 regular sized ones. I buttered them after taking them out of the oven so that the crust would soften a bit. Nothing beats the taste of homemade bread!
Update: I made this again today but decided to divide the dough in half to make a few hamburger buns and the rest as cinnamon buns. The cinnamon buns were great too. Awesome to have a 2 for 1 recipe! Nov 2007: I am so excited that I actually made my own hamburger buns. These were awesome and really quite easy. I am not a great bread maker but even I didn't screw this up. Made lunches with the extra buns today and they were still nice and fresh. Thanks so much Dorel!
Good recipe! I decided that I wanted to try to make my own hamburger buns, but then realized after I started making that I didn't have time for the 2nd rising before I had to leave, so I shaped them and put them in the fridge. But by the time I took them out, they didn't rise in time...so went to the store to buy buns. So ended up making ginormous cinnamon rolls which tasted great! I used bread flour and only 1/4 cup sugar and thought that was fine. Cooked for about 25 minutes. Next time, maybe I'll actually make the buns!