Saturday, September 13, 2008

40 Minute Hamburger Buns

Homemade hamburger rolls from What I like is that it is very easy to use the same dough for breadsticks, dinner rolls, or full sized buns. Hubby had the idea of brushing them with olive oil and garlic powder for italian-style, you can also add herbs and spices to mix up the flavors! I prefer heartier rolls and replace 1 cup of the regular flour with whole wheat.

40 Minute Hamburger Buns

2 Tbsp active dry yeast
1 cup warm water, plus
2 Tbsp warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp salt
3 to 3 1/2 cups flour

1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
2. Add oil and sugar and let stand for 5 minutes.
3. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
4. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 3 to 5 minutes.
5. Do not let rise.
6. Divide into 12 pieces and shape each into a ball.
7. Place 3" apart on greased baking sheets.
8. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
9. Bake at 425° for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
10. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.

Total Cost:
Oil - $0.10
Sugar - $0.04
Egg - $0.14
Flour - $0.31
yeast, salt - negligible

Grand Total: $0.59 for the whole batch, however you bake them up!


Amy said...

Oh what a wonderful recipe!
I am so excited to try it.
I am mostly intrigued by the fact that you say you can make other things with it.
What have you made and can you give the specifics on how you make them?
Great blog btw!! :)
I will be back often.

savvysuzie said...

amy - it's *mostly* in how you divide up the dough. One batch of this makes about 16 small dinner rolls - for buns I make 8 balls instead of 16, and when i lay them on the cookie sheet I flatten them with my hand. For breadsticks, divide into 10 and roll them to about 3-4 inches long.