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40 Minute Hamburger Buns or Rolls

BettyR's picture

40 Minute Hamburger Buns or Rolls

A neighbor posted this recipe on our church's e-bulletin board and I copied it. I made it today thinking the whole time…there is no way this is going to work. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to knead the

rolls for 5 minutes then cut them into 16 pieces instead of 12, shaped…rested the 10 minutes and bakes 10 minutes.


Color me in shock and lying on the floor. These are some of the best rolls I’ve ever made. I can’t wait to try them out as hamburger buns.  




40 Minute Hamburger Buns or Rolls
By Sue Edwards

***(Note: By Sue Edwards)*** Here on our ranch, I cook for three men besides by family and they all love hamburgers. These fluffy yet hearty buns are just right for their big appetites. I also serve the buns plain with a meal.  


* 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
* 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

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



Debbe1's picture

No rising at all?

thegrindre's picture

With 2 Tablespoons of active dry yeast, they should sprout their own offspring.

Are you sure that's right, Betty? That's a lot of yeast for 3+ cups flour.

They do look good, though and I want to try them but that quantity of yeast bothers me.



greydoodles's picture

The yeast amount is not too much when one considers the author of the recipe is on a ranch and is cooking for her family plus three men. She does not have the time to monitor the rising of bread. She gets five stars for making homemade bread. I bet there are homemade pies and cakes too.

Thanks, Betty, for sharing this recipe. I plan to try this recipe too. Nothing better than quick, little-effort, homemade, hamburger buns or rolls.

BettyR's picture

There is that 10 minutes of rest time in the recipe and that's all the rising in it.


Thegrindre...greydoodles is right. I live in a farming and ranching community and it is common practice for farm and ranch wives to feed the men that work for them. A lot of the ranches in the area supply housing (bunk house) for the single men as well. We have a very small farm that my husband and sons tend to in their spare time; they work in the logging industry so all I have is my family to cook for. But I can tell you that the wives of the larger farmers and ranchers don't have very much free time to themselves at all. They work very long hours. 

zorrba's picture

Tried your buns...Look good like the picture but are too heavy, doughy and too sweet....

BettyR's picture

I guess you can't please all the people all the time.

EvaB's picture

and I will be happy to have any decent size of roll, want to make them more like hamberger buns, flater and slightly larger than a dinner roll, so will let you know how these turn out.

serifm's picture

Thank you, thank you! I think I've been looking for this recipe for ten years. I make small slider buns with this, and they are perfect! Light, fluffy, wonderful crumb, and just enough sweetness. They don'w fall apart when you eat the hamburger. And they couldn't be easier to make. Wow, am I impressed with your recipe!

EvaB's picture

He loved them, I actually made them onion buns by soaking some dried onion flakes in water, drained them and used the onion flavoured water in the buns, put the onions on the tops of the buns, and baked! They are a bit heavy without a lot of loft, but hey, they were fast and efficient and he loves them for his lunchs, fits the round blogna slices perfectly. Will have to make a batch of them for the next hamberger bbq, which by the weather will be next year! SIGH! I hate winter.


I even sent the recipe to a friend to bake, and she was happy with them too!

donziclassic22's picture

Thank you Betty I ( and everyone else at my party ) thought they were wonderful quick ,  tasty, cheaper than store bought  what more could I ask for ! Made them for my Super bowl sliders yesterday.Making them as we speak for sausage and peppers tonight .