By * Pamela * on April 07, 2003
Photo by * Pamela *
Photo by * Pamela *
"I attend a mom's group at my church and one Tuesday morning our "craft" was making buns. The experienced bun makers of the previous generation taught all of us young moms the craft of bun making. Now I am proud of my bun making and I am glad that I had a chance to acquire this new skill. (Thank you Mavis!) Prep time does not include rising time. Sometimes I will make a big batch of this recipe and then make breadsticks, hoagie rolls, small buns for kid's lunches, and even a batch of cinnamon rolls but adding cinnamon and sugar and rolling up the dough. All of these can be tucked into the freezer until you need them."
Serving Size: 1 (3220 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"OUTSTANDING - excellent flavor. These deserve more than 5 stars!!! Light textured buns, even made with 1/2 whole wheat flour! Since there were no assembling instructions, here's what I did. After step 1, I added salt, sugar, vinegar, wheat germ, and oil to yeast mixture, and mixed 30 seconds. Added oil and mixed 30 seconds. I then added half unbleached flour and mixed to form a soft dough. Then added the remaining flour (whole wheat) one cup at a time, until the dough was stiff. I skipped step 2. Sprayed mixing bowl with Pamcovered with plastic srap, and let dough rise as instructed in step 3. Continued with rising and baking instructions as listed. They were fabulous! I rolled out dough to about 3/4" thickness and cut 24 3-inch rounds. After rising, half the recipe made 24 light 3-1/2" diameter buns 1-3/4" tall. As soon as a friend make me the larger cutter, I can make those X-large hamburger buns in healthy whole wheat. I am pleased to add this recipe to my permanent cookbook. I may never buy hamburger buns again! "
"These turned out pretty good! I made a few changes in preparation, but kept the ingredients the same(I didn't use wheat germ and I used half wheat flour, half white). First I scaled the recipe back to only make 10 buns (instead of 60) and made it in my bread machine. I added the yeast ingredients in the pan first, stirred it together and let it sit for about 1-2 minutes. Then I just dumped the rest in(liquid first, then dry) and set it on the 'dough setting'. As soon as it was done in the ABM, I shaped it into buns and let them rise for the 2 hours. I will definitely make these again! Using the bread machine made them so easy and the taste was good too! Thanks for posting Pamela!"
"I used this to make Pizza Rollups today. It was great. I found myself wishing I'd made some buns as well just to see how they came out, but the pizza rollup bread was very light, fluffy, just how we like it. As decent bread rolls are like hens teeth here in Fiji, I will be using this recipe often. Thanks Pamela."
"These were fun to make. So easy! And they turned out light, and crispy. I used 3/4 ww flour and 1/4 white flour. I let step one sit for 10 min. Then did the rest of the steps. No wheat germ. The way I shape my buns is by pushing/pinching them between my thumb and curved pointer finger (it's kind of hard to explain)."
"I haven't even tried them yet but they are beautiful. I usually make a butterhorn type roll with eggs but I was in the mood for something a little different. I used all white flour to suit the inlaws and the dough was so smooth and elastic, you just know they are going to be great. I changed the serving to 45 buns so I could make the batch in my KA. I weighed them all (to make them pretty) into 2 oz rolls and got 43. I plan to top them with honey butter as in "You've Got to Be Kidding Me Restaurant Rolls (or Bread)""
"I've been a bread maker for about 8 yrs. Never could find a decent bun recipe though. All started out light but as they cooled they became heavy. Dear Pamela, this is absolutely the best bun recipe on the planet. AND I am very picky. I did cut the recipe in half though because there is only two of us. I followed Beach Girls instructions for rolling and cutting. Next time I'll use Whole Wheat Mixed with White to try. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!"
"Very nice. They were light and had a good flavor. I halved the recipe and it made 2 dozen dinner rolls and a small loaf of bread shaped like a loaf of Italian bread. I used all white flour but I did use the wheat germ. This will definitely be my go to recipe for dinner rolls. Oh gosh. I made a couple different shapes. The one I had tasted when I reviewed were 3 little balls of dough in a muffin tin so it ended up being a little cloverleaf shape. The next shape was just a ball of dough a bit larger than a golf ball baked on a cookie sheet. The second type really showed off the lightness of this recipe!!!"
"I love making my own buns. Still working on getting my shaping just right but The family loves these."
"These turned out great!! I cut the recipe in half and got 16 large hamburger buns and 6 dinner rolls. Thanks for the recipe!!"
"Hey Pamela! I have never tried to make bread like this before but this was a very good recipe- I did cut it in 1/4 to make a smaller batch- Just curious if I should have cut the yeast mixture -it seems they didn't rise as well as the ones in the pictures. I also tried what "Heather U" suggested and added sesame seeds. The family really enjoyed them especially with "ravensmith"s Pasta E Fagioli in a crockpot recipe. Have a Blessed Day!! 1 Cor.15:57"
"Very nice. I'm not the best with yeast breads, but this was not very difficult and came out well. I used them to make Recipe#52554 so I only got about 20 buns out of this, plus all the calzones. I froze some for a quick meal later. Thanks Pamela, and thanks to the older generation who taught you!"
"These buns were excellent. I scaled it down to 20 buns and followed the directions pretty closely. One batch I made with all white flour and the other with 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat. Both were very light and tasted wonderful."
"Amazing, delicious bun recipe! My DH made these for our family, his first foray into bun making. He used whole wheat flour and they turned out light and fluffy. We love them! Thanks Pamela!"
"Outstanding rolls!!! We were planning ribeye sandwiches, and I wanted to have homemade hoagie rolls. I used this recipe, cut down to 15 rolls. I used my bread machine, with about 3 1/2 cups of flour. I made two hoagie-sized rolls, and the rest more dinner-roll sized, maybe the dough was the size of a large golf ball. I got the two hoagies and 10 rolls, two of which we ate the second they came out!! Next time I might try letting the dough rise twice before shaping, for even more yeastiness. I also want to try some whole wheat. Wowza, thanks Pamela!!!!"
"These were very easy...used them for buns and pizza pockets. Didn't know how large to make the buns, so I have a few that are going to be like mini loaves of bread...might add something about the size on here. Tasted delicious! Thanks! =)"
"these were so easy! I can't believe I made them, they are soo good."
"Pamela, I made these buns today and they were delicious. I scaled the recipe to yield 12 buns (~3 c flour), and used 1 c white whole wheat flour and 1/4 c soy flour with bread flour making up the remainder. I shaped them into long buns for brats (AKA bratwurst, not spoiled kids!), and brushed the top with an egg wash so a sprinkle of poppy or sesame seeds would stick. What a great texture...soft but with substance. Really good. Thanks!"