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Susan's Hamburger Buns/Rolls

I have had Susan's recipe for these buns/rolls stashed in my "to bake" folder for quite some time.  Anyway, I finally got around to making them and am kicking myself for not making them sooner.  These are great rolls.  Susan puts sesame seed on top but I prefer them without seeds.  You can check her original post for the recipe.  They're easy and  delicious.  I made these rolls 4 oz. each.   

To quote Susan's original post: "The rolls are quite a bit more substantial than the squishy cottony ones that seem, unfortunately, to be standard cookout fare.  With about 40% whole wheat flour, the crust is chewy-tender, the crumb soft but still hearty and flavorful.  And they're not just for burgers; they work for just about any sandwich.  Sized a little smaller, they would also make fine dinner rolls."

Susan, If you're out there, thank you very much for this terrific recipe.

Susan's Hamburger Buns

Susan's Hamburger Buns/Rolls

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Eli

Howard those look delicious! Perfectly shaped! They are on my "to bake" list too!

I need two more hands and ten more hours ini the day!

Eli

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holds99

Appreciate your kind words.  Everyone in our house loves these rolls.  Incidentally, I know what you mean about needing more hands---and time.  Man, this an addictive craft :>)

Howard

 

EDIT: Eli, I fine tuned my roll shaping skill watching Mark Sinclair's video...and practicing.  Mark's a master at shaping.  The trick is, once the dough is divided, a dry counter to get traction while you shape them.  Check it out.

http://www.thebackhomebakery.com/Tutorials/Rolls.html

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weavershouse

Nice job Howard, they look delicious. I'm going to give this one a try too. Great job.

You might remember that I told you my son worked  6 1/2hrs from his home in Palm Coast. Well he got his transfer and now he'll be 20 min. from home. I'm so glad.                                        weavershouse

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holds99

Great to hear from you---and I appreciate your kind words.  The real credit goes to Susan for this terrific recipe.

Yes, I most certainly do remember you telling me that your son was living in Palm Coast and commuting 6 1/2 hours to and from work (Jacksonville as I recall?). That's great news that he gotten a transfer and that he is so much closer to home.  That has to be great news for his family.  What a nice Thanksgiving gift.

Hope all is well with you and yours,

Howard

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weavershouse

It is a great Thanksgiving gift. His first day at FAA in Daytona is the 26th of this month. We're going down for Thanksgiving so I'll wave when we go through St. Augustine.      weavershouse

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holds99

I'll be watching, from A1A, for the "wave" :>)

Howard

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susanfnp

 Wow, great! I'm so glad you liked the recipe -- yours look fantastic. So was it burgers or some other delicious sandwich?

Susanfnp

http://www.wildyeastblog.com

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holds99

We made barbeque sandwiches (U. of Florida football game on T.V.  Charlene is an alum.) and they were great.  I gave a couple of rolls from this batch to my mother-in-law, who is a real "roll person" and she said they're the best she's ever had and: "You should make more of these and forget about those breads with the hard crusts".  I love her, but she's going to have to settle somewhere in the middle.  Thanks again and keep the oven warm.

Howard

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rmullins

I have been searching for the ultimate hamburger roll.  Any chance on a link to the formulae?  Dying to try them, the look absolutely beautiful.

 

BTW, Susan, You have an amazing blog.  I immediately put it into my feed reader! 

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holds99


http://www.wildyeastblog.com/2008/06/10/hamburger-rolls/

Howard

EDIT: Sorry Susan, didn't realize you had already posted the link to the recipe.  Doesn't hurt to have a backup :>)

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rmullins

Thanks for the link, this is going on this weeks slate of baking!

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holds99

rmullins,

Mark Sinclair is a contributor here on TFL and owns a bakery in Kalispell, Montana.  He's made some excellent videos and made them available on Back Home Bakery's home page.  Here's a link to Mark's very good video on roll shaping.  I learned to greatly improve my shaping technique watching Mark's technique in this video.  The secret to shaping them is using a dry counter, where you can get good traction while rolling them into shape.

http://www.thebackhomebakery.com/Tutorials/Shaping.html

With Susan's recipe and this video you should be on a "roll" :>)

Good luck with your ahaping...and your rolls.

Howard