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40-Minute Hamburger Buns Recipe

40-Minute Hamburger Buns Recipe

Here on our ranch, I cook for three men who love hamburgers. These fluffy yet hearty buns are just right for their big appetites. I also serve the buns plain with a meal. —Jessie McKenney, Twodot, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + resting Bake: 10 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 195 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for 40-Minute Hamburger Buns

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ZiaMtz User ID: 8937860 254419
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"Hi, has anyone tried halving the recipe? Was it still successful? Thank you."

Uhmanda6 User ID: 8928540 253769
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"I followed the recipe and did not like these at all. They were very heavy, dry on the outside and seemed almost undercooked inside. And the flavor was not good. Also if you make 12 they will be very small. I made 8 and they were almost the right size"

duckmichelle User ID: 7095674 253378
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"Is this really 2 tablespoons of yeast or 2 teaspoons?"

Vickylynn00 User ID: 8921093 253165
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016 Edited Aug. 30, 2016

"Jvallas - yes, 2T of yeast is correct. That's the secret to the fast recipe. The added yeast gives a very quick rise and has no ill effect on flavor.

This is my second time to make these and they're great. Very easy to do and has a big impact. I look forward to making these many times in the future."

ehadlington User ID: 5931937 253163
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"This is my new go to recipe for buns. Quick, easy and so yummy. I don't often have time to make buns from scratch, but can't eat store bought buns. I'm so grateful for this recipe. Thank you!"

jvallas User ID: 232625 253115
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"Is 2T yeast the correct amount?"

bakeathomemom User ID: 8919811 253066
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

"This recipe is amazing as is. The first time I made it, I was looking for a quick and fairly easy recipe for hamburger buns. They were amazing and delicious! I have made it atleast 50 times since. I and have tried many many recipes for bread, and consider myself a pretty decent baker, but this is by far one of my favorites. Not only can you make super quick and delicious hamburger buns, they make delicious yeast rolls. I add just a bit more sugar, make the rolls a little smaller, and coat with butter after baking. Yummmm."

amsm User ID: 8302234 252508
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"These are great because you can have homemade in less than an hour! The bread was soft and tender with great flavor. We will make these again!"

dawnyd100 User ID: 6007551 250436
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2016

"This is a great recipe."

Kim.kratka User ID: 8891984 250303
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2016

"I have made these twice. I used organic white flour the first time and organic gluten free flour blend the second. Both turned out amazing!"

MaureenCollins User ID: 8890932 250231
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2016

"These turned out great! I left out the sugar because all American bread is far too sweet for our taste. My whole family loves them and I now make them at least once a week, mostly for fish burgers."

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 250188
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2016

"These hamburger buns were exactly as the recipe states. They were quick, and definitely fluffy and hearty. I was very skeptical that they would taste too "yeasty" with so much of it, but they didn't at all. This is a great recipe for when you don't have any buns and don't feel like running out to the store."

Gfhuerta User ID: 8883316 249754
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2016

"I have been experimenting with yeast breads for some time now. Have had awesome outcomes and many flops! I use whole grain flour instead of white flour, and that is always the challenge. So I was up to challenge this recipe by making some whole-grain adaptations and eliminating the egg for vegans like me. I LOVED the outcome. These are the changes I made.

I substituted whole wheat pastry flour, same amount as the recipe calls. I used 2 TBSP of aquafaba (garbanzo bean liquid) and poured that into the yeast mixture. I also mixed 1 TBSP of physllium husks into the flour. I used only a handful of sugar, but I used coconut palm sugar instead. I mixed it all up, kneaded it and I am so pleased. This is a keeper. I also topped some with black onion seeds and others with sesame seeds. Next time, I will make bigger balls as I make big veggie patties. These were too small for the patties I have, but I am nonetheless pleased with the outcome.. Quick, easy and now more healthier."

19ww40 User ID: 5960744 249669
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2016

"Was much, much better than expected.

I followed others and used less oil, subbed honey for sugar and 1c. Whole wheat. Rolled dough and used empty 28 oz. tomatoe can opened at both ends as cutter. Perfect for 6 large buns.
Old saying, BREAD SPREADS ??
So worth it!"

pilchard User ID: 8881122 249580
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

"Have been making bread for 25 years and was slightly sceptical about this one, but it works, easy and fantastic!!!!!"

melel1717 User ID: 8768688 249223
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"This is the first time I've ever made bread and they came out very very good. I reduced the sugar just a tiny bit, I don't like it with much sugar but they came out light and with a good taste. I added sesame seeds and that's about it. Try it, you'll enjoy them like I did...."

nift1 User ID: 4250064 248538
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"This is a decent recipe. I ran out of bread and didn't have enough time to make my regular hamburger bun recipe so I took a chance on this one. I followed the recipe as instructed and they turned out just about as expected. Slightly sweet, a little dense and perfectly sized for those of us who are watching our portions. I hope not to be in such a bind again, but if I ever am, I wouldn't hesitate to make these buns."

carriekinz User ID: 413031 248535
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"LIFECHANGING! I have never--EVER--had success using yeast in a recipe. Until now. These hamburger buns turned out PERFECTLY--they looked pretty (like the picture, believe it or not...I'll add sesame seed topping next time, just for that traditional look) and they tasted delicious (about the same flavor and texture as the buns you'd buy at your local grocery but BETTER because they're FRESH...and without the weird preservatives most contain). I had one hot from the oven and knew this recipe was a keeper. I'm making another batch today--for smokies this time--and I'm going to attempt a cheese bun version too. Thanks so much for sharing this PHENOMENAL more storebought buns here! :D

* I made 8 buns and flattened them slightly with my hand before the 10 minute sit. Perfect size for the frozen burgers I had to use. Next time, homemade burger patties are a must!"

margaretderrick User ID: 5513737 248260
Reviewed May. 15, 2016

"Buns were tasty and we enjoyed them however they were much too small for a hamburger. Even though I made a second tray and flattened them somewhat they still ended up too small ."

teryn69 User ID: 6818421 247623
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

"Oh...oops! I thought I followed the recipe, turns out I only used 2 tsp of yeast. Other than that slightly huge oops, I followed the recipe. They turned out very good, although a little on the dense side. I guess we know who's really will be a keeper, and I'll make them correctly next time!!"

TammyHunking User ID: 8843576 247430
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"I finished making these in the hurry. Formed the buns and threw them in the fridge and ran out the door because my plans changed so quickly. Came home and baked them. These taste like hamburger buns. And turned out beautifully. I will so make these again."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 247260
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2016 Edited Aug. 25, 2016

"Very good, turned out wonderfully! We love these, I make them often now!

Yes, jvallas...2 T is the correct amount."

Alliea User ID: 1420698 247159
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"These turned out great. Dough is stickier than most recipes I make but extra flour on the board when forming the rolls fixed that quickly. I used my KA for kneading .

I prefer making 8 rolls rather than 10 as the size is more suitable for my burgers. 10 makes too small a roll for my purposes. I press them down lightly before rising to form a 'bun' shape . If in a big hurry a 10 minute rise works but a 60 minute rise makes a softer fluffier roll with absolutely no more "hands on" work time . After baking I brush the hot roll with melted butter and lightly sprinkle them with Sea Salt. This recipe is a Keeper.
~Susan- TOH V. Field Editor"

lolohiser User ID: 5362556 247029
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"Great in a hurry!"

jkharrison User ID: 3685593 244938
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"I don't purchase hamburger buns since finding this recipe. Amazing buns - thank you for sharing your recipe."

BenjaminRegulus User ID: 8790960 244808
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"This is a totally awesome recipe I wouldn't change a thing"

Kimhouvener User ID: 8778387 244253
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"I am making these burger buns now. I used 1 1/2cups wheat flour and 2 cups all purpose unbleached flour. They are looking awesome. The smell is awesome!"

jean398 User ID: 114962 242310
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

"This recipe is very quick, very easy and very tasty. I used a bread machine to do the kneading and then in order to make bigger buns divided the dough into 10 balls instead of 12. I also let them rise for 20 minutes, instead of resting for 10 minutes and baked as directed. The buns came out very large, so next time will make 12 smaller ones and only let them rest 10 minutes. This recipe is definitely a keeper."

Lilahblossom User ID: 6238241 241929
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"Made these in my kitchenaid with dough hook. They were melt in your mouth tender."

SpikeyDog User ID: 8680342 240643
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"It is interesting the different outcomes people have with this recipe. I think it is fantastic. I followed the recipe mostly as written, including only a 10 minute dough rest, no rise (which is why 2 TBS of yeast, rather than the usual /- 2 tsps). I did split the dough into 8 portions because we like bigger burgers. Also, I brushed the tops with melted butter before and after baking. The result was moist golden brown orbs with a lovely even crumb and a taste reminiscent of brioches. That was partly the sugar, which I might decrease somewhat next time and increase the salt. But when topped with a burger and all the fixings, it's probably not even noticeable."

Kirchner User ID: 143349 240589
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"I was blown away by the ease of prep and the speed of getting these rolls on the table. They are fantastic. Not only have I used them as hamburger buns, but for dinner rolls and sandwiches. They smell wonderful while baking, and had my husband in the kitchen waiting for a taste of the fresh hot rolls from the oven slathered with butter. I'd give 10 stars if possible!"

SanditheCat User ID: 1238615 239683
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015 Edited Apr. 10, 2016

"This is a great recipe. I weighed the dough into 2 ounce portions, so I got 14 buns. I make 3 oz hamburger patties, so for us it's the perfect size. I've made these buns three times now and they come out looking just like the picture and they are delicious! An update 4/10/16: I bought a bread machine and using the dough setting, I've used this recipe and again, the rolls are perfect. I also took some of the dough, made ropes about six inches long to use for hot dog buns. This also works well in a pinch, but I found the recipe really works best for hamburger buns."

bobcarppgh User ID: 8629694 237836
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"Easy, cheap, quick, and tasty. The 2 tbsp yeast really turbocharges these things. You can crank out a couple of batches quickly too."

1mamabear User ID: 8613503 237184
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"So easy and fast! I got them done, start to finish, and had time to wash dishes and do other housework all during my toddlers nap. And they look b-e-a-utiful. I did half of the recipe because there are only 3 of us eating them, but i should've made em all. :) yummy. I also brushed mine with some butter and garlic"

Riely111 User ID: 8597835 236043
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"These buns are incredible! I generally followed the recipe, but depended on my stand mixer to do most of the kneading and finished them off with a brush of egg wash prior to baking to ensure they'd come out brown and beautiful. They come together super quickly, which is also an enormous plus: they are a great last minute addition to dinner!"

lalacosta User ID: 8578635 235663
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"These are the BEST rolls I've ever made. The first time, I made them with half wheat flour and egg and they were great. The second time I used all white bread flour and no egg, and they tasted just like Logan's Roadhouse rolls. My 11 year old actually made them that 2nd time. It was her first attempt at making yeast bread and they were so easy that I am confident she could make them anytime even without me!"

MamaHonza User ID: 8581390 235392
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"I mixed the dough exactly as directed before reading the reviews. I had the dough rising and decided to let them rise a little longer since most reviews suggested so. After about a 30 minute rise, I baked them at 425?F for 8 minutes. Brushed the tops with butter and a sprinkle of salt as soon as they came oit of the oven. Turned out lovely. Perfect size. They were light and fluffy. Not at all dense."

lollyjaneblog User ID: 8479914 231042
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"I've made this three times now, my go-to bun recipe! It's fast, easy and freaking GOOD!!! My hubby/kids think I'm the best baker when I make these will pulled pork. Try them, yum!

PS: This last time I even cut a couple mins off each step bc we were in such a hurry, still turned out wonderfully!"

johnlapolla User ID: 8437544 228965
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Made this three times now, I split the batch in half because it's just me and my girlfriend. Made slider buns, hamburger buns and hot dog buns. Delicious. I also use 100% whole wheat flour and they are still awesome. Thanks."

lixaokasan User ID: 8435371 228871
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"Soooo delicious my family love it! great with or without egg!"

gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 228255
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2015

"So quick and easy to make! The rolls turned out delicious in under an hour!"

JustaSAHM User ID: 7611552 226310
Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"Exactly what I was looking for! Keeper!!

I can't cook/bake with egg, due to egg allergy, and yet another recipe turned out great with simply omitting the egg!
Thank you for sharing your recipe!"

BoppysDad User ID: 8344260 225153
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"Making bread, bagels and the like on a regular basis, I find this recipe is ideal for producing on a larger scale. Between a stand mixer and only two baking sheets and a regular-sizes oven, I find myself able to crank out about 3 dozen buns an hour if I use the baking time to mix the next batch.

In term of finished product, I find the egg introduces a nice richness to these buns and I intend to experiment using a 1/2 cornmeal and 1/2 flour in the future."

kaitib745 User ID: 8343407 225106
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"This is a great recipe, I am a pastry chef and bake bread weekly frequently. The change you need to make is rise for 45 min to an hour. Melt butter not thin just until melted and brush on top, need a delicate brush for this and sprinkle kosher salt after, bake 8 min. Let cool then slice gently bread knife. The density is due I see in the reviews is probably from the temp of water not being exact (110) for yeast to grow, the egg being cold slowing yeast, and the ten minute rising.

After slicing spread mayo and toast in a hot pan on the inside sides yum!
Tastes delicious!"

nik258 User ID: 8222474 224698
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2015

"I have followed this recipe to the T and mine came out beautifully. Today will be my second time making them but instead of hamburger buns I will be rolling into hotdog buns. I read lots of the reviews and took the advice of leaving it longer to proof. I left mine for an hour and I must say I think that's the trick to eliminate the density some folks are complaining of experiencing. I am by no means an experienced bread maker; it's just little over a year I have began to make my own bread etc. at home to eliminate as much store bought foods as I can.

Definitely my go to recipe for buns. My next try will be using it for a bread loaf. :-)"

ClareK User ID: 7233098 224237
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"Great rolls, easy and quick to make- I liked the flavor and texture as well."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 223651
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2015

"I wanted to make burgers and was out of any kind of bread, so this recipe was perfect for that. Just out of the oven they were good. After that, we had to warm them up to make them soft. They were too sweet and more than a little dense for my taste. I let mine rest in a VERY warm place, so my buns plumped up pretty good in 10 minutes. Next time I will let them rise 20 minutes or more to see if it helps with the denseness of the bun (and cut back on the sugar.) I lost track of how much flour I actually added, so I can't comment on the ingredient ratio."

PrairieMom8 User ID: 8303757 223330
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"Sorry, but I have to agree with racamp I actually made the buns twice thinking I measured incorrectly and they were terrible both times.....perhaps you need to revise the recipe or give better directions.

I am an experienced baker and have not had this problem before guess there are no real shortcuts for good bread or buns."

dbausman User ID: 5521816 223205
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"I have never been much of a bread or roll maker. This recipe is quick and easy. I didn't get the shape perfect, but that will come. I will make these over and over. Good flavor, easy to make. I'd much rather bake my own than buy!"

Thalocean User ID: 8295272 222935
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"It would have been 5 stars if the recipe proportions were correct. The liquid to dry ingredients ratio was way off. The dough was more of a batter when made as directed. I decreased the water to 1C and increased the flour to 4.5 to 5 cups. Keep in mind this dough needs to be soft to raise properly. Also, divide into 8, not 12, to have normal sized buns. With these corrections it was incredibly tasty."

quasar User ID: 98367 222824
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"I have 12 beautiful and delicious rolls! I followed the recipe and trusted Taste of Home."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4084652 222678
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"While not an expert, I do have experience making various kinds of homemade breads. This recipe sounded interesting. The first batch, made as written, were suprisingly...NOT good. Bland and much too dense. In fact, it was like handling a puck. On the 2nd batch, I decided to have a longer "rest" time on the dough before baking. They really weren't any better. These are bland tasting, much too small (I made 8 instead of 12) and much too dense to make a good sandwich/hamburger bun. I wanted to like this after seeing all the high ratings. Sorry. I will continue to look for a good 'burger bun recipe."

Poohrona User ID: 8288868 222610
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"I was a gluten free bread eater until I recently went vegetarian and noticed as long as I used organic flour, my glucose no longer spikes with home made bread like it used to. I decided to go ahead and give this a try for supper last night to compliment my veggie patties since store bought has HFCS and non organic ingredients. I halved the sugar as comments previously suggested but other wise followed recipe except I used organic Unbleached flour and local egg. All I can say is that if I could give you 10 stars, I would! The best burger I have ever eaten. My meat eating hubby is hard to please and hates gluten free stuff but of course since this isn't he tried it and LOVED it.. I have been told by my entire household... No more store bought for them. It is so quick and easy to make while preparing dinner, no excuses... This is now our go to for buns.... Thank you! Best part is, my body tolerated it!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 6980978 222308
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Just made these hamburger buns. I got a full sized 12 rolls out of the recipe. Husband loved them. I really loved them too. I threw all the ingredients into my bread machine and set it on 'dough' cycle. When the dough was ready, I just cut and rolled it into 12 buns, let rise 10 minutes, and baked at 425? for 9 minutes. Will make again, for sure."

conniekerns User ID: 8283422 222267
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"At Harley 1340, you can use wheat flour interchangeably with white flour, cup for cup measure the same. Also, I use honey instead of sugar, 1 or 2 TBSP would be good in this recipe. I make many varieties of homemade bread items. This is a good recipe. I like to use bread flour. but AP is ok."

harley1340 User ID: 2147271 222262
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"I would love to try these but I don't use white flour has anyone tried whole wheat? Sorry about the rating but I had to put something in the review and am trusting everyone for the great rating."

docseuss User ID: 4146320 222261
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"I quit buying store buns a year ago after I found this recipe. I cut the sugar down to 1/8 cup and it didn't have any effect on the texture or process. I also like to put an egg wash and some sesame seeds on just before putting them in the over. You can be as creative as you like."

johnshot User ID: 8281172 222149
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"My experience from nz ingredients..... not the best recipe unless you wish to make heavy very sugary very yeasty tasting burgers. i promised my partner a quick burger bun recipe to convince him to have venison burgers on friday night after a huge week at work and quite disappointed after following recipe very carefully. i think if you alter a recipe you cant give it 5 stars!!!!"

aliveandkicking User ID: 8279480 221986
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"This is the best recipe. I am a seasoned bread maker and this one is a keeper. I made them yesterday while the snow was falling. They were so good , I will never buy the store kind again. It was easy and fast to make."

EmeraldOrb User ID: 8279159 221960
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"I usually don't bother with "reviews" but this recipe is easy, fast and delicious. There are 7 in my family and I don't like all the preservatives in store-bought breads. With 155 "5-star"ratings and only 7 for 1 & 2 stars respectively, I think one can be safe to make this recipe. Realize that over 10 times the people liked it as did not like it, and many of the 5 star ratings did not change a thing. YMMV but life is too short to get upset over something as really insignificant as ratings for an online bread recipe. This is a great recipe for a busy schedule and worth your time to try. Take the reviews, including this one, with a grain of salt...and enjoy!"

sarahjf24 User ID: 8278213 221918
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"I've made these several times and they have completely replaced store bought burger buns in my house. They have a great flavor, hold up really well to a lot of juicy condiments and toppings, and they're fast! I usually make 6-8 if I'm making regular sized burgers or 10-12 for dinner rolls and if I have the time, let them rest closer to 20 minutes, it makes them a little lighter. Thanks for the great recipe!!

Oh, I want to add (after reading a review that criticized those of us who rate a recipe highly even when we modify it) that the first time I made these, I followed instructions exactly and I would rate the recipe at 4 stars. Really great as-is, but a couple small changes made them perfect for me."

Kml1195 User ID: 8271702 221381
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfect! I wish I could include a picture as they are very pretty! Made 12 buns a little bigger than a slider bun."

mirrorself User ID: 8268582 221120
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"First time making hamburger buns. As per recipe and directions, they came out great, made 6 buns, after 8 mins as the tops and bottoms were golden brown, took out of oven, 2 mins later, cut one in half and it was still a bit raw at the bottom. Back in the oven at 300 degrees and still waiting as it still is a bit raw, did find it a bit on the 'sweet side' would lower the sugar amount the next time. Any suggestions on WHY it didn't cook all the way through? would appreciate it."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 220874
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Kagaroo in the 2nd instruction it states "do not let rise", these are kneaded, shaped and given a short rest before baking. They turn out really well. I've made them a few times."

kagaroo User ID: 7308121 220860
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015 Edited Feb. 25, 2015

"You don't need to let this dough rise before baking them will someone please let me know this?"

s_pants User ID: 174050 220833
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"Very good flavor and easy. I used a kitchen aid mixer with dough attachment to knead the dough, I ended up needing more than 3 1/2 cups flour, made 6 buns and let them rise longer than 10 minutes. Despite being larger, they did not really need that much longer of a baking time. Love making fresh buns! First time I had tried it. Next time I think I will try for 8 buns to get closer to a "normal" size bun."

habona85 User ID: 8242139 219525
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"amazing, fast, easy, tasty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and tastes great!!!!!

i joined the website just to make a review form this awesome recipe."

furubafan74 User ID: 4062896 219476
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"Very good and easy"

Mabaker22 User ID: 8229771 218848
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Nice and quick!! All the advice below is great!"

MurphyNJ User ID: 7103738 217537
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"I am a novice when it comes to baking anything with yeast. This recipe looked so easy that I wanted to give it a try. I made them twice within 2 hours, so the timing is right on. My second batch turned out better.

I purchased the yeast (not instant) in a 3-packet sleeve. First time, I measured out 2 Tbsp and had some yeast left in the 3rd packet. Second time, I followed the packet directions as having about 2 Tbsp in all 3, so dumped all 3 yeast packets in.
First time I used one 12x17" baking pan; 12 rolls were too close together. They baked a bit flat. Second time, I baked 6 rolls at a time which gave them more space. They looked much more like hamburger rolls.
First time I baked them 10 minutes which left the bottoms quite brown. Second time I baked them 8 or even 7 minutes which left them better on the bottom but still somewhat brown.
I am glad I took a chance and had fun this recipe. I am bringing the second batch to a party this afternoon to be used with pork barbecue. I tried one (from the first batch) - DELICIOUS! Since the remaining 11 of the first batch are someone flatter, they should do great split, filled with cheese and meat, then grilled."

Bungy241 User ID: 8190709 216385
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Never baked buns beforeso I tried this exile OMG fantastic buns thank you it's now in my recipe box"

nelsoncheryl User ID: 8178818 215700
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"I would recommend making sure the egg is room temperature. I would also say that if you want larger buns to let them rise a little bit longer. I used the food processor to mix it and it worked out fabulous."

gocsman User ID: 8173333 215453
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Very good recipe!!!! thanks for sharing! I just did it and it was perfect just like the picture!! and if it fails, maybe it's because yeast is bad, so remember to test the yeast before making the recipe."

mambosiciliano User ID: 8160348 214978
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"I made this recipe 2x before reviewing. It didn't work out that well the first time, they weren't as big as they should have been (my husband still liked them). This time I made the following changes with much greater success:

Use a room temperature egg
Let the yeast bloom for 10 minutes, instead of 5. If its not foamy and alive after 10 scrap it and start over.
Eyeball the flour, the measurement is only a guide...go by feel.
Knead for at least 6 minutes, maybe a little longer depending on how soft your dough is.
Make 8 instead of 12
Let them rise for at least 10 minutes"

captainmango User ID: 8150720 214521
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"I have tried other recipes but this is the one. I am not interested in it being quick just good. These rolls fill the bill. Tasty and can hold up to wet ingredients. I have baked 4 times. Used as hamburger roll, hot dog rolls, pulled pork sandwich and as a dinner roll. We bake them up, use what we want and freeze the rest of the finished rolls. So far the longest we have froze them was for 2 weeks but they tasted great when defrosted."

yumani User ID: 8148376 214445
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"It didn't come right for me.. will try once more and see"

renee5044 User ID: 8014008 79857
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"I made these according to the recipe EXACTLY. I was worried about the size so I only made 8 and they were definitely larger than slider size. Mine were 4.5 inches in diameter. Have not eaten them yet so can't speak about the flavor but they were easy and they smell delicious!"

Meggiedoodles User ID: 8127764 36170
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"These are definitely not hamburger buns. Slider buns, maybe. I made 8 and that was still a stretch to get a good sized bun. They were dense, but ok for only taking 40 minutes to make."

scottwantstolearntocook User ID: 8121442 48201
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"Amazing just amazing

Amazingly simple
Amazingly fast
And amazingly tasty I just made the best egg sandwich ever with this bread soo good"

iamtoooldforthis User ID: 8108400 79239
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"I started helping my wife cook since I am not traveling for work anymore. I was making hamburgers and did not have buns. I am usually an amateur baker at best (however my mother and my wife are both experts).....but these were so simple and delicious that they will now replace any store bought buns. My kids loved them and they also work great to keep for quick breakfast sandwiches made with bacon and sausage."

Bj.Hess User ID: 8099076 32037
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"Good recipe for rolls but a bit too puffy for hamburger rolls. Next time I will lower the temperature and lessen sugar."

kenziethemom User ID: 8095785 31029
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"So, I'm never buying hamburger buns again. These were perfect, and so easy! I'm a mom to 3, one being 3 weeks old, and I like making fresh, but it's usually too time consuming, but this recipe is just perfect for me!"

Moonbeam81 User ID: 6987090 89586
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"Delicious! I only added 2 teaspoons of quick rise yeast instead of the 2 tablespoons suggested in the recipe. Awesome for any kind of burgers, sandwiches, or just quick dinner rolls."

shayebc User ID: 8073496 30795
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"I made an account to review these! It was delicious and easy! I halved the recipe to make six and me and my boyfriend loved them! (I did add a little extra flour just because I've noticed when baking here in N. Arkansas I usually have to) BUT if you've ever worked with any dough its easy to tell. YUM"

ladyslipper9 User ID: 7404641 100248
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"Surprisingly good, well worth the time. I did let rise 20 min. I will try slightly lower oven temp."

marysnider User ID: 7966373 30785
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"This recipe is awesome. Using sunflower oil the buns had a lighter and wonderful taste.

I did let the dough rise longer. I did decrease the oven temperature to 375 degrees and baked them for 12 minutes. I will never buy another bun again. There is a trick to how much flour to add, too much or too little the buns will be heavy and dense. The size was perfect if your watching your calories."

Jo210 User ID: 8040394 31028
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"Just made this recipe today. Made NO changes whatsoever and they turned out fantastic! I couldn't believe they really only took 40 min. from beginning to taking them out of the oven. My new favorite recipe and my hubby give it 5 stars too!"

OmaTeresa User ID: 8029025 79233
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"Beware. The 5 star ratings are from people who made adjustments which made this a very differant recipe. They are heavy and small as written. I wish people wouldn't give high ratings when they change a recipe. It is very deceiving."

BJoseph77 User ID: 8023388 36693
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"I love this recipe. I made it with the ingredients exactly at listed using the dough cycle of my bread machine. They turned out beautifully."

sascores User ID: 7993104 87455
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"This is a good quick recipe. The buns are nice and moist, though sometimes a bit heavy. The 2 tablespoons of yeast is not a mistake; that's what makes it so they don't need to rise before shaping."

dovecanyon User ID: 6559068 121022
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"I'm pretty sure the recipe should read 2 teaspoons yeast, instead of 2 tablespoons. That's how much I used and it turned out fine. I also chose to let rise before shaping and used only a tablespoon of sugar."

Drippindasawcestl User ID: 7976697 30783
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water CookwithClay.

Good recipe, I use it often."

CookwithClay User ID: 7953084 87453
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"I am not exactly sure what I did wrong on this recipe, but I followed all of the directions as written and couldn't come close to using the amount of flour stated. There simply isn't enough liquid with a single egg, 1/3 cup oil, and 2 tablespoons of water to absorb it all. I had to add another 3/4 of a cup to get it to form a dough, when using the flour amount stated."

miniminnow User ID: 7923816 79201
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"This is a great recipe. I changed it a little substituting about half of the flour with whole wheat flour. I also let the dough rise (about double in size) before splitting into rolls. Then I let the rolls rise again until they were about the size I wanted them for a hamburger bun. They turned out moist and delicious!! I also also brushed melted butter on top to keep the bun tops soft."

adamscook User ID: 7795459 100241
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"Very good and moist! Easy to make when you don't have much time."

sandesnow User ID: 7884689 89585
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"The description should really state that these are a slider bun. Baked up nice, but dense. Will be using as rolls instead. Thanks for the recipe!"

Mactronista User ID: 7872595 79200
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"This is now my go to bread recipe! I shaped them into bagels and it makes for great sandwiches. I did find them to be too dense for my taste if I don't let them rise. It may defeat the purpose for some but I let mine rise like my other bread recipes (2 hours, shape and another 1 1/2 hour). Doing this makes a delicious, light and fluffy bread that I've never been able to make with other recipes. It was still good not rising, but my family prefers the fluffiness we get with a full rise. Great taste!!!"

Muzhik User ID: 7867651 32034
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"I found the recipe simple and appealing, since I didn't have to spend 4 hours in the kitchen like some bread recipes I've been making lately. The day was humid, so I used at least 4 cups of flour, not counting what I used for kneading. I made a mix of hot dog buns and hamburger buns; both turned out very well, although the hot dog buns look more like hoagie buns. I think I'll try for 16 rolls next time instead of a dozen. The taste is fine -- not strong enough to overpower the burger or dog or (in my daughter's case) the salami sandwich she made. It's definitely easy enough to experiment with -- definitely one I'll make again soon!"

goddessmother User ID: 7859702 73128
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014 Edited Jun. 29, 2014

"These are amazing, we got adventurous and stuffed them with ground beef and cheese, and when that was amazing we stuffed them with eggs bacon and cheese before we baked them. Kids are calling them hot pockets!"

Bdg User ID: 7857432 79856
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"I have made these multiple times. They are awesome. I didn't find them too sweet at all."

lg48tn User ID: 3214511 89571
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"I wanted to make slider buns, and this is the perfect recipe. I had to add more flour (did that during the kneading). Let these rise about 30-40 minutes. I baked at a lower temperature: 350 for about 20 minutes or until golden. These are also good brushed with an egg wash. This is a keeper!"

AbbeighLeigh User ID: 7850429 87448
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"Excellent all around. This will become a staple at our home not just for hamburger rolls but dinner rolls and hot dog buns as well"

ferndale52 User ID: 4154455 79855
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2014

" easy to make, so quick to come out of the oven. taste is good, as is the texture. nice to enjoy homemade buns"

artylec User ID: 7845920 87411
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"My first time making buns and I'm very satisfied.

I modified the recipe according to other reviews.
I only used a tablespoon sugar and I used 4 cups flour.
The only downfall is they didn't rise a lot.
I also use a fan assisted oven, I used at at 220 degrees Celsius but they browned too quickly so I'd recommend 180 degrees instead!"

mikibunny31 User ID: 7066772 55071
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"nice and fluffy, made enough for 8 small hamburgers."

LPetteys User ID: 1121063 36169
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"Made these for the first time tonight and love them! I followed it exactly - took 10 minutes to a beautiful brown and they were a perfect size and taste! I never realized how quick and easy making my own rolls could be. I am going to try hot dog rolls next - just make them oblong instead of balls."

LindaDawn User ID: 2842095 36671
Reviewed May. 14, 2014

"I have made this recipe approx. 12 times - the only adjustments I made was the rising time - I doubled it to 20 minutes and I only make 8 buns with this recipe to ensure them being large . I think mine look even better than the picture. They are large, perfectly browned, beautifully soft on the inside and perfect!"

brandybrandyg User ID: 5867232 79198
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"I'm upset. I expected massive buns as the picture shows. These are rolls and not even the size of dinner rolls. I would have been allot happier if I was not deceived. Not happy all around w this recipe"

cubfamily User ID: 2650683 32031
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"I made the recipe as is. I pulled them at 12 minutes. They were light colored and gummy inside. I put them back in until golden on top, about 3 more minutes. I don't like them. The texture is more crumbly than a regular hamburger bun. Making 12 means small slider type buns. I checked the recipe I wrote down to make sure I didn't make a mistake. There are so many good reviews. I did notice though, many people who rave about these make changes. They increase the rising time, change the flour type, decrease the amount of yeast, brush them with an egg is that the same recipe then. I really wanted to like these. It sounded like the perfect answer for those times when I don't have hamburger buns and need them. The only difference I can see between the recipe and what I used is that I did not use King Arthur unbleached flour. Used Pillsbury bleached...can't see how that could make the difference."

Timbergurl1 User ID: 4047214 48199
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"Had to make a few adjustments as others have, but not too many. These buns are fantastic. I usually double or triple the recipe and freeze the leftover so we have fresh homemade buns whenever we want them. Wonderful and easy recipe. Thanks!"

Mdeclusin User ID: 7777050 89569
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"Just had to review as this is possibly the easiest bread I've ever found. My 10 yr old daughter enjoys makin these every week and she adds whatever hits her to them to make them different. We substitute melted country crock extra calcium for the oil. Whip them up and form into buns for burgers hot dogs or hoagies or she just does rolls out of them. Lets them sit for 30-40 minutes before baking and then brushes them with butter or an egg wash and she ends up with giant soft perfectly browned bread every time. This recipe has made a baker out of my little girl so now she's excited about learning to cook."

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 36162
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"Yummy! I tried this recipe because it is so quick! I had no troubles with the dough. I also decreased sugar by half to keep the buns from being sweet, and everything still worked fine. I made 8 long hotdog-type buns out of these. We had venison bratwurst in them, and I am not sure the tastes went together. My husband said it tasted like a kolache bun. Very good and easy though."

hrhIndun User ID: 7765161 30990
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"I'm a chef and a semi novice baker, and have never made homemade burger buns. I was skeptical about any bread recipe that takes so little proofing time, using basic baking ingredients. That being said, these things turned out to be the best buns I've ever had! After reading the reviews below, I made the following modifications: decreased sugar to 1 Tbsp, increased salt to a heaping tsp, and used about 4 cups of bread flour. I wanted larger buns so I made 8 instead of 12. I rolled them into balls and flattened them to about 3/4 thickness. Proofed for about 20 minutes, and they turned out large, I definitely could have gotten 12 decent sized buns from the recipe. Took about 14 minutes to bake. Fantastic bread, and held up perfectly to juicy burgers and lots of toppings. I will never purchase commercially made hamburger or hotdog rolls again. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe."

hrhIndun User ID: 7765161 79197
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"I'm a chef and a semi novice baker, and have never made homemade burger buns. I was skeptical about any bread recipe that takes so little proofing time, using basic baking ingredients. That being said, these things turned out to be the best buns I've ever had! After reading the reviews below, I made the following modifications: decreased sugar to 1 Tbsp, increased salt to a heaping tsp, and used about 4 cups of bread flour. I wanted larger buns so I made 8 instead of 12. I rolled them into balls and flattened them to about 3/4 thickness. Proofed for about 20 minutes. They took about 12 minutes to bake. Fantastic bread, and held up perfectly to juicy burgers and lots of toppings. I will never purchase commercially made hamburger or hotdog rolls again. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe."

RdeVenecia User ID: 7712570 89568
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014 Edited Mar. 13, 2014

"Great, simple recipe to follow. I had to squish/shape the dough, in order to get a full "burger" bun shape. And, with the amount of dough made using the measurements, I was able to make 6 perfectly sized buns for "1/3 lb patties" (from COSTCO). After kneading, I shaped the dough like a log and then divided it up into 6 equal parts "approximately". So the recipe works perfectly for my needs. However, I am trying to find out if there is a real need to add sugar. I'll be looking around the forums for an answer."

moriahble User ID: 7708120 73127
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014 Edited Jun. 3, 2014

"Update 6/3/2014:

I made these again last night. Instead of 12, I made 8 rolls. This is easier since you can just halve the dough several times. I think that would work well for the people disappointed by the size. These were again delicious for hamburger rolls. Light and sweet, though a little bit off? They stick to the inside of my mouth. Unless you're eating them hot out of the oven, you might want a little butter or mayo (and I'm sure they would be great toasted!). The flavor is great but the texture isn't perfect. I also cooked these for the full 12 minutes, but they could stand to go longer.
Though the texture is different, the look and taste reminded me of the German brötchen eaten for breakfast. The ones that weren't used for hamburgers are now being enjoyed with jam and cheese as a snack, and are delightful for that! Finally, I LOVE sampling dough/batter of anything I make before it goes in the oven. This dough is delicious before cooking ;-)
Original review 3/9/2014:
I created an account just because I felt I NEEDED to review these. I consider myself an experienced cook but a novice baker--I've only made breads a few other times.These rolls are wonderful. I think maybe making sure the water is the right temperature may have messed up some people below. I used a candy thermometer.Rolls are firm but not crunchy on the outside and have a soft, yeasty center. I divided the recipe into thirds because I felt the need for a single burger and didn't want a dozen rolls. Both were impulse decisions to make. So I ended up making 4, and plan on just eating the rest as snacks or dinner rolls.These don't come out the size of "standard" hamburger buns. If you think about fancy/artsy burger places that make everything themselves, these are about the same size. And these are of comparable quality and taste, which I was really surprised by. Mine were fairly round and more spherical than flat. Maybe squishing them down a bit before baking would make them closer to the size you'd find in the store.My burger isn't even done yet but I've polished off one roll already. I can't wait to eat them together! I'll definitely be making these again."

pmkfun User ID: 7706632 55070
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2014

"Gag recipe in both meanings of the word.

Mixed and kneaded the dough according to directions. Only variation is I brushed dough with olive oil. Let rest 10 minutes. Baked in two batches so the second batch sat 20+ minutes. Diameter of rolls before and after baking was the same. Diameter after 10 and 20 minutes of resting was respectively the same. (2.5 inches). Regular supermarket type rolls are about 3.25-3.5" diameter. Rolls are hard to tell if done because they are very pale. Need to lift rolls to make sure bottoms are not turning scorching. Split a roll from each batch. Both are the same. They smell very yeasty, which is not a surprise considering how much yeast is in them. Seemed like lot of yeast and not enough time. Waste of yeast. Rolls came out pasty, bland/yeasty. I don't tend to spit many things out but this was one of them. Seems like this recipe is a gag recipe in both meanings of the word."

BFree1104 User ID: 7680300 32029
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"Great recipe! I tweaked a few things in mine and still turned out delicious. Instead of using 3-3.5 cups all purpose flour, I exchanged one of those cups for white whole wheat flour. After reading in another review that the twelve rolls were smaller like sliders, I chose to make ten instead and they turned out a perfect size for me (not a slider and not a HUGE bun.) Lastly, I put an egg-wash on before baking them to give them a brown, glossy finish. Thanks for the recipe!"

MizMolly User ID: 3563715 99935
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"I made these exactly like the recipe shows. Maybe because you don't let the dough rise, but I should have made six to eight rolls. Twelve rolls are closer to the size of slider rolls."

howeavenue User ID: 6211932 30988
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"Dangerously delicious!! It was very hard not to eat them all with a little butter. I found them easy and so versatile in that you could make them any shape you want to make any kind of roll you need. I made one modification by buttering the tops right out of the oven which gave them a soft, glossy appearance. I will make these again and again."

Notamused User ID: 7646799 48173
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"This recipe exists to spread pain and suffering to novice hamburger bun bakers. After careful measuring of all ingredients, once mixed, this dough formed an inextricable puddle of woe. I was up to my elbows in stringy glop, no matter how much additional flour I used, the mass just grew. It never became manageable. After 5 cups of flour and much angry flailing of limbs, I was somewhat able to corral Satan's dough-ball in to 8 little lumps of regret. I popped them in the oven and chewed on my lip as they baked. The moment of truth. I peeked in to my oven and to my deep surprise I see 8 massive, honey-golden buns staring back at me. And they were delicious! Sweet, very flavorful and yeasty. So much better than the sad, lumpy little packaged ones you get at the store.

Don't give up, say bad words, add more flower and soldier on."

Christine42 User ID: 7579747 99928
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"These were very tasty. I found them easy to make. They are a little heavier than a store bought roll, but I enjoyed the crunchy bottom and slightly sweet taste. We used them for fried egg sandwiches. I will definitely make them again."

jeanemed User ID: 1512060 36160
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013 Edited Oct. 18, 2016

"Turned out well. Very versitle. I added one third whole wheat/two thirds all purpose flour. I think you could change it around in different ways and it would still be successful. . I liked the quick recipe that turned out a fast, great tasting hamburger bun. One thing I do differently--I use instant yeast instead of active dry. It rises more quickly. For me, the buns were not dense.

Additional info:
I made again this week but I didn't have any ground whole wheat. I used all purpose flour. I made 1 1/2 times times the recipe and divided into 12 servings. Even though I prefer the whole wheat flour these were very good. The size was much more to my liking--the size of a regular bun. Family loved the recipe. Thanks."

caroline.morse User ID: 6005591 79845
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"very dense, ok taste but I wouldn't probably make again"

MsJonggSeattle User ID: 7564564 121017
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Exactly what I was looking for - a quick, easy bun recipe. They turned out beautiful, however, I would decrease the sugar to 1 T and increase salt to 1 ½ teaspoons the next time I made them. They were just a bit sweet but still delicious. I did use olive oil instead of vegetable oil and I also brushed the top with milk prior to baking to keep the buns nice and soft."

kathidahl User ID: 1718596 79196
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013 Edited Dec. 29, 2015

"This recipe is great....I form hamburger, sausage or just rolls...quick, quick, quick. I did not think I could make a yeast roll this fast till I tried it..

I did this review a long time still stands...a great recipe!!"

Courtenay43 User ID: 3918923 121010
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

"I had hamburger I needed to cook but no buns. I did not feel like getting out but I always feel like baking. I make the recipe exactly as written except I use grape seed oil in the place of vegetable oil. My husband said the bun was fine to replace a bought hamburger bun but that he would rather have it by itself because it was so good. The second day, we finished off the buns and I made a new batch but this time I made them smaller so we could use them as dinner rolls. My husband told me they were "better than the rolls we buy at the farmer's market". I will probably make them even smaller still next time I make them. I kneed them in my stand mixer on speed 2 for 6 or 7 minutes and kneed them a couple times on a floured surface. I rolled them into a log and cut them (as another review had stated) and then let them rise for 10 or 15 minutes. I would like to try using half whole wheat flour and honey instead of sugar next time. Thanks, ToH!"

vikyv User ID: 7525631 30781
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"I LOVE THESE, COULD NOT BELIEVE THEY CAME OUT SO PERFECT!!! I have made these twice now, the second time was just to make sure that I was not dreaming when that they were so good the first LOL... seriously. I followed the instructions but I allowed to 'rest' for 30min instead of 10 and I'm sure I used about 4 cups of flour to make the dough less sticky (I keep my flour in my fridge so this is probably why I needed more). I got 12 lovely buns which were well risen, fluffy and so light, they also did not fall apart. I am never buying bread again!!! I will be experimenting with whole wheat flour and different shapes, should be interesting.

My first attempt making bread was using another recipe which required the dough rising for an hour then punching it down then forming the dough into the desired amount of buns and leaving then to rise another 30 mins before baking. Long story short it was a long and nearly stressful process as a first time baker and the end result after all that time and 'stress' was a very heavy, dense roll, it looked like a roll but that was about it.
This recipe deserves an award!"

icetrillium User ID: 7472939 79195
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"My daughter and I have made these buns two weeks in a row and they turned out fantastic . We used organic ingredients and olive oil. Tasty, light, simple and delicious."

RecipeJunkieGina User ID: 2239418 73126
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"LOVE this recipe! I made it as written and it produced smaller, more dense burger buns. I made it again with a longer rise time and was very pleased with the results. Granted it isn't as fast, but it is a better finished product. Great recipe though. I have made this many times and will continue."

rebalspirit User ID: 6804356 87409
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"I am very pleased with this recipe. My bread tends to be heavy and not light and fluffy and I have been looking for a recipe for hamburger buns that defied my tendency for heavy bread. I have not sliced the buns yet, but I sampled the dough for taste before baking and am very happy with the light feel of the buns now out of the oven. They flattened out perfectly and smell very good. Can't wait for supper to actually slice into one and eat it. This is a keeper for me."

madeindelice User ID: 7455782 79841
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"Thank you for recipe


romalynn User ID: 7447061 87447
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"These are yummy but mine fell apart in our hands as we ate our hamburgers. Help me so this won't happen again. I let them rise for 30 minutes...could that be the problem?"

cook4my5kidsandhub User ID: 6650348 55068
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"Awesome! Will never make any other buns! I used my mixer to knead them and also made just 8 instead of 12 like a previous reviewer."

Fereesh User ID: 7406246 36159
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Great recipe, i made 8 larger buns and they came out delicious. quick and super easy"

bziol User ID: 698746 204324
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"Gave these a try for the first time today and was not disappointed. Started out with the 3 cups of flour but found the dough very sticky so added a bit more as I was kneading. I let them rest a little longer than the 10 minutes and baked for 10 minutes. I may try using half whole wheat flour or maybe some dried herbs for a different flavor profile. They are definitely a keeper.....quick and easy to make."

Vafarmgirl User ID: 7396378 48172
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"I made these last night while sloppy joes were simmering and they were awesome! I make a lot of bread but wanted something really quick before my son left for night school. I was sceptical about the short rise time but gave it a go and was amazed. The only thing I did different was after kneading in my kitchen-aid was I rolled the dough in a log and cut twelve equal sections. I shaped them into discs the size that I wanted the bun. They seemed flat but puffed up nicely when baked. This is truely a keeper and I look forward to experimenting with flours and flavors! Thank you!"

--debn-- User ID: 7395752 36670
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"These were superb! My only changes were to include whole wheat flour for half of the flour, olive oil in place of vegetable oil, I added 2 tsp vital wheat gluten, and I let the buns rise after forming for 30 minutes (they nearly doubled in size in that time.) I also used a silicone mat on the baking sheet and lowered the oven temperature by 25 degrees (because my baking sheet is darker metal than the bright silver ones, and therefore holds the heat a little more.) The buns came out light, fluffy and slightly sweet and will be terrific as burger and sandwich buns! So much better than store-bought. I just ate one with butter, and would definitely use this recipe to make smaller dinner rolls, as well. Thanks for posting this recipe!"

DARPatriot User ID: 7387863 121009
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"This recipe was easy and fast. My husband and I both liked the rolls. Used two for dinner and put the rest in the freezer. I am making more of our bread products to get away from the chemicals in the "manufactured" bread on the shelf at the store. Have any of you noticed how fast home made or bakery bread from the store molds but the "manufactured" bread does not? Scary if even mold won't grow on it."

kerly87 User ID: 244069 36654
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"I was leery of making these, because of the amount of yeast. 2 Tablespoons sounded like a lot to me. But....I was glad I did. I made these, and had unexpected company. We were all impressed with these wonderful buns! We had BBQ beef on them, with homemade potato wedges. I may never buy store made buns again."

edcnlc User ID: 7152881 89565
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"My husband liked these as dinner rolls, I make them a lot when the weather is cool."

babygurl308 User ID: 7364509 87408
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"I made the bunns and was a bit sceptical.

they turned out perfect! i was wondering if I could use instant\quick rise yeast for it? I live in Moscow Russia and the active yeast the have here has a gamy taste ? would i put the same amout of water?"

marjiehicks User ID: 6643037 79175
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"Foolproof recipe they come out great everytime. Easily adapted to mix/rise dough in a bread machine. My family loves them."

msg5454 User ID: 7356964 204323
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"Very quick, easy made 8 delicious hamburger buns turned out perfect!"

FloridaGrl User ID: 6562555 79169
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2013

"Very quick, easy, and delicious hamburger or sandwich buns... Excellent Recipe..."

doziergirl User ID: 5775806 79142
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"I have made these buns twice now, and the first time - after following other reviewers recommendations- I made only 8 buns but let the dough rise for 30 minutes, which resulted in extremely large buns once baked. The second time I made the 12 buns according to the recipe, but I let them rise for 30 minutes. They came out perfectly! This recipe would also be great for dinner rolls; add a little melted butter after baking, and they would taste just like the rolls you get at restaurants."

JulieS211 User ID: 5434916 79141
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"I made these this afternoon for 1/3 lb. turkey burgers I grilled. After reading others' reviews, I followed their advice and made the buns larger and let them rest 30 minutes rather than 10. I made 6 buns. They were massive! I think for regular-sized buns, this recipe would make 8. They turned out very well, and I'm glad to have a fast and easy recipe that turns out very well."

timmer211 User ID: 7303907 79117
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"Tried this recipe today as a test for next weekend's BBQ. I live in China and guess what? no Hot dog buns, at least where I live. I wasn't planning on using this recipe for the Hamburger buns but they turned out so beautiful how could I not? Light and tasteful just by themselves definitely a winner."

ndmnaz User ID: 7302212 32025
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"Shaped dough for brots, made 6 probably should have made 7. Had one toasted this morning with strawberry/rhubarb jam and it was delicious! After watching a store bought bun take a month to show mold, I have taken to baking my own as often as I can. This super quick recipe fit the bill perfectly!"

DSCOLLINS User ID: 7288456 55061
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"I dropped the egg and the salt and let the dough rise for about 30 minutes and found that doing this made these look more like pictured. Excellent recipe my family loves them!"

christycincy User ID: 6445428 30987
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"I did not read the reviews before making these buns. If I had I would have only made 6 as my only complaint was that they were not big enough for the burgers we made. It made for a very messy burger. Next time I will only make 6."

JBoomsma User ID: 5553624 32023
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"Easy and quick. I've recently taken to making almost everything we eat from scratch. My husband has had to endure quite a few disasters as I have sought out the perfect recipe to replace a previously purchased item His comment right away was "Wow, these are great!" ,and he proceeded to list off all of the things we could eat on these buns. That's a success in my book!"

kittyrocks64 User ID: 7269963 48158
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"I like making yeast breads and this recipe caught my eye. It was easy and tasted great. I hate preservative laced store bought breads.

Try this, you'll like it."

Marge18328 User ID: 7256547 79016
Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"I was out of hamburger buns so I decided to look for a recipe to make them. I read this recipe and I had all the ingredients so I figured let's give it a go.

After reading the reviews I decided to let the buns rest for 30 minutes before I baked them. I also make only 6 buns so that they would be bigger.
After 30 minutes of resting the buns had doubled in size. I baked them and they came out perfect. Of course I sampled one and the taste was great.
DH and our girls raved over the taste so this recipe will definitely be a go to recipe for me."

Maili1973 User ID: 7254820 30981
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"Besides letting them rest for 30 min, I made these exactly the way you say to and cook 12-13 min. They turn out beyond amazing!! So, the second time I experimented I used Asian stock for the water and added sesame seeds..... Wow!! I'll never use another regular bread recipe again!! This is a keeper!"

dfoy13 User ID: 7248406 79840
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"I made this just like the recipe says. No time to rise and they came out great! I just used bread flour instead of AP because i didnt have enough AP."

KattyHello User ID: 7245118 32022
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"Following the suggestions of other reviews, I divided the dough into larger portions (6 as we like big burgers), and let it rise for 30 minutes before baking for 13 minutes at 425*. They came out beautifully! Rarely does a recipe look like the picture, but these most certainly do! They smell wonderful, and are soft, fluffy, and gorgeous when cut open.

I'm not a bread-baking expert by any means, they were incredibly easy to make, and are practically perfect. The only thing I changed was to use a couple tbs less sugar. I'm going to try using this dough for cinnamon rolls next!"

Epictetus User ID: 7243501 87407
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"Perfect. Follow the recipe. It works. Perfect buns. I split into 6 buns. See my pics."

LizSL User ID: 848246 55060
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"Comments to other posters: these will mold quickly, as will any homemade bread; there aren't any preservatives. King Arthur Flour sells a bun pan which would solve the problem of size & shape. They also sell hot dog roll pans, for the same reason."

davahoward User ID: 7238335 30780
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"i made this recipe with whole wheat. and in my mixer, the constistancy is good but my surprise was that it takes so much sugar, i could taste it after they were cooked not bad but kind of weird. the rolls were crusty and very brown due to sugar And whole wheat next time I would use less sugar and let the rolls rise some, and make more of a patty shape than a ball .also some of the roles cracked on top even thought i sprayed them with pam. They were ok but not a lot like hamburger roles."

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 79802
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"Made these over the weekend to use with barbequed pulled chicken. Fabulous, quick recipe. I did have a bit of an issue with the stickiness factor so I had to keep dusting with flour and kneading. I'm sure I used more than 3.5 cups. It was very humid the day I made them so I assume that's why I needed the extra flour. I let them rise for 30 minutes before baking as others had suggested.

Does anyone have any tips for portioning out the dough? I've been baking yeast breads for nearly 40 years now but had never made buns. I'll be baking these again soon, I'm sure. Held up great with the pulled chicken. I made two sizes, man size and girlie size. Taste superb plain but it'll be fun adding herbs, onions, garlic, and/or cheese for a change-up."

lgrier User ID: 7235115 89563
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"These were very good! We did find the need to flatten out the dough balls before letting them rise on the cookie sheet; they just seemed to cook better in our oven that way. Otherwise, excellent! I will be using this for dinner rolls as well."

aandune User ID: 7230033 89466
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"I have been making my own bread for a while now. It has great flavor but is still dense. I went looking for a recipe for hamburger buns that were soft and fluffy. I am so glad I tried this one. I followed the recipe as stated except that I let it knead in my kitchen-aide. I was so pleasantly surprised. These buns are light and fluffy. They sliced well. They were nicely shaped and actually looked like the store bought buns. This is my new go to when I want buns or dinner rolls. As a matter of fact, I find them so tasty that I am using them for a wedding I'm catering. I am going to make the dough ahead of time and try freezing it. I'm not sure how the dough will freeze but I guess i won't know until I try. BTW, I used the whole 3.5 cups of flour and some on the counter to work with it, but just enough to dust. The dough is sticky but easy to remove from your hands. The final product feels like you are squeezing a bag with gel in it. Quite different from other doughs I've been working with. I will probably up the salt a tad when I make it again.

If you want a high soft hamburger bun that tastes great, this recipe is the one you are looking for."

ksbimagine User ID: 2601921 79799
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"This recipe is amazing! I had no idea that you could make buns/rolls so quickly. This has become my new go to roll recipe. We used this recipe for buns for sloppy joes and they were amazing! I was afraid that not letting the dough rise much would make the rolls dense and heavy, but they were light and delicious."

nancyinwi User ID: 6426853 73125
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"I have made this recipe twice now. First time I followed the recipe exactly. I didn't get hamburger sized buns, I got dinner rolls. They tasted great, but were awfully dense and didn't rise nearly as high as the ones in the picture. Today, I made them again, decreased the oil and sugar, only made 8 instead of 12, let them rise for 45 minutes before baking, and they are monstrous, but not high. They kind of look like English muffins, but with a regular bread consistency."

FoxSpirit User ID: 7218122 54981
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"Delicious and quick! Okay, they are a touch yeasty, but to get them to be fluffy upon completion so rapidly, I see the necessity for it, if you use less yeast, they will not be as fluffy or as quick to prepare. Stick to the recipe, the result is well worth it!"

Losza1 User ID: 7207734 48157
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"I made 6 Aussie size burger buns... And they look and smell amazing!"

Cookin4Eats User ID: 7142820 48156
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"These buns are fabulous! Great to eat just by themselves, it's a new family must have reciepe!"

ErinElizabethF User ID: 7204951 54979
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"I joined this site SOLELY to leave a review on these buns. They turned out absolutely perfect. They were NOT dense, nor too sweet, nor too yeasty. I rotated my 2 sheet pans halfway through baking to prevent scorched bottoms. Also, to make it easier if you have a scale, this recipe makes 12, 3oz buns. Next time, i will make them a little larger, but this time I just compensated the size of my burgers to fit the bun. They are the same size as regular buns in the grocery store, but with FAR more flavor. I believe there was "baker" error in the make up of these if you didn't get them to come out perfectly. Only thing I changed was I let them rise for about 30 minutes or until double in size."

aurora_ep84 User ID: 6004573 87406
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"They taste good and were easy enough to make, but I did have some difficulty with this recipe.

First I took another reviewers advice and added less sugar (2tbsp). I'm glad I did that. I have never made a kneaded dough recipe before (I watched my mother bake bread when I was a kid, but this was the first time I did something 100% on my own)
I wasnt entirely sure what "soft dough" was so I guessed with the flour addition (i used exactly 3 c.) I kneaded the dough as instructed, again I believe it reached the "smooth and elastic" in about the amount of time mentioned in the recipe.
When it came to baking, where I had my issues, I found that it took a lot longer than suggested to reach "golden brown" - in fact, I had to pull them out before they barely had any color on them at all because their bottoms were getting dark.
Flavorwise, these rolls are pretty "yeasty", another reviewer suggested using less yeast, and I would like to try that. Dont get me wrong, thy tasted good, but I think regarding a hamburger roll, I would want a less flavorful bun. Also, if you make the 12, as suggested, they are small- very nearly "slider" size.
I'm not sure if I did anything wrong, but mine all cracked on the top, and had a fairly dense consistency. I'd try making these again,though, because they are easy and good. just a bit tricky for a beginner-but a good starting point!"

vanderkooi User ID: 2169107 73124
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"Made these last week. they were awsome."

BrownKitchen User ID: 6866366 54977
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"Easy. Tasty. Turned out beautifully brown. Very nice recipe."

sha2ron User ID: 1465160 36158
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"These were wonderful, quick and easy! The buns if made according to the recipe are more lie the size for sliders, so I made some larger for our hamburgers. I will make these again just to serve as rolls for dinner, they were that good!"

PookeyJ User ID: 6143461 32020
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

"These are fun to make and even a non-bread maker can be a success with this recipe. I used bread flour and added a little whole wheat flour and even sprinkled some sesame seeds on the top and they turned our really good. I did as others said and let it rise before baking. I will be making this again."

menicki User ID: 87508 79747
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"I made these yesterday, and could not believe how wonderful they tasted and how easy they were to make.

I only made 8 as I wanted them larger. we had Sloppy joe's there were 6 left over so this morning we had a breakfast sandwich with sausage patty, egg, and cheese. so good! Tonight we are using the remaining ones for B.B.Q. beef. Thanks for this recipe. it is a real keeper.
By the way I did not let it rise after shaping into the balls, as the recipe said do not let rise. and after resting for 10 minutes as instructed, popped them into the oven at 425 for 10 minutes. they were golden brown and nice and light, and so tasty."

tbearmom03 User ID: 503950 99789
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"I made these this afternoon. I ate TWO with butter while they were still warm. They are awesome! The only things I did differently were to let the dough rise 30 minutes before dividing into 12 pieces and cut the sugar down to 2 tablespoons. Instead of placing them on a cookie sheet I placed them in a greased 9X13 pan. It worked for perfect pull apart buns. You could also use this for dinner rolls by making 24 instead of 12. Oh, I also used my food processor to knead the dough. Much easier than by hand."

janreid1 User ID: 3887472 36154
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"I cannot believe how easy these were to make. As I was concerned they would be sweet, I shook off the top of the measuring cup to lessen the amount. The dough was easy to work, and only had to be kneaded for 2 or 3 minutes. After forming a dozen sliders onto the 1st pan, and 6 regular size for the 2nd pan, I let them rise for 30 to 45 minutes. Baked for 8 minutes and they are just perfect...AND SOFT. The flavor is not too sweet and OH so fresh! I won't have to run to the store the next time I want to make burgers."

liliesandroses User ID: 6687262 204322
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"This was AMAZINGLY good! I loved it. Followed the recipe to a T and it turned out delicious-the sugar made them VERY sweet. When I make it again I will add half whole wheat, half white flour and leave out the sugar to make it healthier."

dareichard User ID: 4000646 36153
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"We love these! Have made them small for dinner rolls, a little bigger for sliders and then a bit bigger for burgers."

faye_100 User ID: 800026 54976
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"I made them as directed next time I will do the extra rise as some said all in all a great recipe. I used half whole wheat flour an half white"

maggieroze User ID: 2608134 204321
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"I made these rolls today. I followed advice of some others and let the dough rise. Then kneaded again for a couple of minutes. I also made 8 buns rather than 12 as we like a larger size. They turned out great and the taste is excellent. I didn't brush anything on the tops and didn't miss it. I will make these again, definitely."

bchnguyen User ID: 7130906 73123
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"The hamburger buns turned out quite wonderful, although I did make a few changes to the recipe (it got 4 stars for being a great base recipe). Here are my changes:

I used almond milk instead of water to boost the calcium and 1/2 whole wheat + 1/2 bread flour in place of AP flour. I also followed others' suggestion of letting the bun rise for 30 minutes. And instead of leaving the buns as is, I brushed the top of risen dough with egg white and sprinkled an herb on top. I breezed through the steps pretty quickly and realized I forgot the egg until the dough has been split and rising. The results? Light, tender, slightly sweet buns that are perfect for hamburgers!"

Oinkers User ID: 7110807 87259
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"What a nice basic recipe to have when you are doing burgers. Reading the reviews, I altered the recipe to 1/4 c. butter and used bread flower and did a 30 min. rise. Also half way thru the baking process, I spritzed the top of the buns with water to give the buns a nicely light brown coloring. Deliciously light and a keeper."

Madam Scragz User ID: 6862267 36625
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013


I had a couple of blunders when I made this recipe. The first was that I made it at about 1am when I just felt like baking, so when I had less than HALF the needed yeast, I just decided to go for it and see how it went ;) I then forgot to add the egg and salt and didn't realise I had done so until I was about to putt them out of the oven. And finally, my crazy oven made them golden in about 6 mins so I pulled them out after 7 or so. This all menat that my buns where quite dense, very spongy and sweet. Needless to say, we ended up eating them as a midnight scone-snack! They were super tasty and I'll actually be replacing my scone recipe with this altered one! I know that they'll be great as intended as well ans I've tried other VERY similar recipes with success. Definitely be making these again! The stars for me to rate with aren't showing up which is why I wrote a 5/5 at the top ;)"

MissKarla User ID: 271602 89464
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"This is a very quick version. It was a dense bun but is great for holding a hamburger. I will make again if I'm in a hurry."

sarahbetzer User ID: 7082380 99788
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"These buns were great! I did make some substitutions to make this recipe vegan, using tofu instead of egg and using 2 cups whole wheat and 1 cup AP flour. Also added some vital wheat gluten. These were sweet, light and fluffy. Next time, I will divide into 8 instead of 12, as we usually like bigger buns, but overall, very good master recipe!"

prithy3 User ID: 4005938 79014
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"Easy for my first yeast bread. Very tasty, and so much more healthy than the supermarket bought buns! Used my Kitchen Aid mixer and the process was simplified even more! I will make these again."

limitedtime User ID: 7072089 89456
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"These turned out very good on my first try. I made 8 and flattened them out a little. I also used olive oil instead of vegetable oil and I too let them rise about 20-25 mins. My husband and kids loved them and they are very easy! :)"

TamraR User ID: 6248401 48155
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"<p>This recipe was a great start. I modified it a bit (I can't leave anything alone!). I used half water and half whey leftover from cheesemaking. I used 2 1/2 cups AP flour and 1 cup whole wheat, plus added some vital wheat gluten. Also used olive oil instead of the vegetable oil. They came out awesome and my family loved them. I have tried several recipes for buns and though they were all good, this is our new favorite! I may add an additional egg next time for more flavor as another reviewer did and brush with egg white and sprinke with sesame seeds before baking.  Oh, and I did let them rise for 25 minutes before baking!</p>"

mel6chi User ID: 6879613 30980
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"My husband & son loved them! I made them again a few days later for my mom and sister as well and they loved them too. Tonight we are having hot dogs and my son (4 y.o.) has asked me to please make these for the hot dogs, so I'm going to attempt it! I don't see us buying buns again anytime soon.... These are just too good and easy."

makaau User ID: 6862045 30778
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"These buns made the homemade hamburger one step better! Delicious!!"

EILEEN64C User ID: 456355 36150
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"A friend told me about this recipe and I finally had a chance to make them today. They turned out great! I did use bread flour and will try with part whole wheat flour next time. Will definitely be making these buns often. I am going to try them again and mix some olive oil and garlic and salt in bottom of baking pan. Then roll dough into 18 pieces and put on top of garlic/olive oil and brush with melted butter after baked. I can almost taste them."

Riverchef User ID: 6843090 48154
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"Made these with my grandsons, 4 & 6, who were covered in flour head to toe!

Very easy and good. Made as listed except divided in 8 and baked a little longer for size. Didn't have room for two sheets in the oven. The buns that went in with only a 10-minute rest weren't as good as those that went in second, with more of a 25-minute rest, so next time they will rest 30 minutes."

cmwitt03 User ID: 3532957 36622
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"This is my "go to" recipe for hamburger buns. They turn out perfect every single time. I'm actually making some right now! Love them!!"

Bob-W User ID: 6825908 87402
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"This recipe is OK, the buns turn out slightly sweet and fluffy. The simplicity of the recipe is what earned it 4 stars from me (taste WAS good as well). I went with 9 rather than 12 yield - and they were a bit thicker than I wanted. Next time, just to boost flavor, I will double the egg and add some butter (increase salt to compensate for the additional ingredients) as well as go with 10 or maybe even 12 on the yield. I will also let them rise once portioned out for 30 min or so. That should lighten them up."

Donalee2 User ID: 1654265 79012
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012


mindymoser1 User ID: 5336711 54974
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"I made these again and wanted to record my changes. I only used 1 1/2 Tbsp. of yeast, let it sit in the water for about 10 minutes and let them rise for 30 minutes. They were so soft and delicious! Nothing but compliments."

Highmtn52 User ID: 395621 30937
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"Easy...yes! Flavor... so so. Texture was okay too. They were average, but certainly not bad. I would also make each bun larger too (they were more like slider buns when rolled into 12 buns). Yes, I would make these in a pinch again. I live 10 miles out of town...and it was much better then a trip to town. They WERE better then store bought for sure!"

lisettejohns User ID: 4661762 79742
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"I didn't love these buns - I will make them again though because the flavor was good for lunch meat sandwiches or peanut butter and jelly."

tc723sq User ID: 5684248 79741
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"Quick as promised. I did let it rise before baking. My 3 year old helped and we made one of the buns in the shape of a bear. The rest of the buns we used to make pulled pork sandwiches. They baked up a beautiful golden brown without brushing them with egg. I will not be buying any buns from the store anytime soon."

x7anooonah User ID: 3084275 87401
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"This was a really nice recipe and fast. I used only 1 teaspoon of yeast though the recipe is WAY to much especially for something that does not even need to rise. I halved the recipe and got 5 buns. I used only egg whites and sesame seeds for the topping then brushed with melted butter when they came out and it was perfect."

NancyBeeSmith7 User ID: 6733638 89455
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"Quick, easy and delicious! So glad I finally tried them. Next time I will flatten them more."

twojros User ID: 1325574 89453
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"Wow, everyone in my family LOVED these buns! I made them last night for dinner and I served cheeseburgers on them. I was wondering why I needed to use so much yeast but I guess it's because there is no rising time for these buns."

moskalb User ID: 6595288 48132
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"It's ok for what it is. A quick recipe for accompaniment to something else. The texture is dense but without any real fermentations that is what you would expect. With some whole wheat and a longer rise time, I think these could be great. But as is, they are so-so. I bake a lot of bread and I could recreate these with any basic white bread recipe."

scotsmom User ID: 1561932 36149
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"These rolls were great and the recipe was as quick as promised. They were not as soft and bready as the off the shelf rolls but softer than the bakery rolls usualyy sold loose. I had one problem, the bottoms got too hard, I can probably correct this by baking 25 degrees lower. I made 1/2 doz. long and 1/2 round rolls. The next batch I'll shape and freeze before rising/baking and just thaw and bake only as many as I need."

CAKKM User ID: 4501632 30935
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I made the 40-minute hamburg buns today... They are GREAT!!!!! I did let them raise for 30 minutes, and used butter instead of vegetable oil, brushed them with melted better before putting them in the oven. I was SHOCKED how delicious they are. And so fast to make. I will use the leftovers for school lunches tomorrow. I am so excited i found a bread / buns recipe that only takes 40 min. I give it a ten star**********"

Lynnrpb User ID: 2403514 54909
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"These have become my families favorite hamburger buns! They are quick to make & taste yummy. The only change I made is that I divide into 8 pieces (we like our buns bigger)."

kathy195411 User ID: 6571653 32017
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"Why so much yeast? I would use 1 1/2 tsp.

of yeast then 2 Tbsp. That is to much i been making bun's for a long time now. Like I say that is too much yeast. For hamburger buns."

kathy195411 User ID: 6571653 204320
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"Why so much yeast? I would use 1 1/2 tsp.

of yeast then a Tbsp."

circe257 User ID: 6713015 36621
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"These were easy and relatively quick. The texture was different than store bought, but better, as was the taste! These would work for burgers or lunchmeat or chicken salad, etc. Will be making these regularly!! Great recipe!"

Harvest25 User ID: 6477897 73122
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"Made this recipe for the first time. Only problem was my lack of skill in shaping them. I used butter and egg wash per suggetstions from other reviewers. Next time I want to include some wheat flour and make them slider size. Recipe is definitely a keeper."

linkbowen User ID: 4457793 120999
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"This is so fast and easy. I made 10 buns. Next time I will make 8 buns. They are delicious!"

Granitehead User ID: 6701737 32016
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"I make these every Sunday to have for lunch the next week. Very easy to make and delicious, much better than store bought."

mindymoser1 User ID: 5336711 36148
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"I am having a BBQ tonight and thought it would be fun to make homemade hamburger buns. They turned out awesome. My husband ate a turkey sandwich with one for lunch and said it was soft, but firm enough for a sandwich and that it was awesome! I used 1/4 c. melted butter suggested by another reviewer and let it rise for 30 minutes before baking. I also did an egg wash because I like the golden top! I am making more as we speak! (hot dog buns too!)"

mrenda User ID: 5393618 48105
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"These hamburger buns were wonderful! My husband really enjoyed them with hamburgers as well as rolls for lunches. I will be making these again."

MB11 User ID: 6629287 89452
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"Perfect every time, tonight I made a few a little flatter for sandwiches during the week.I'll freeze em' and pull them out as needed.. Fast & convenient way to have fresh buns, if all ingredients are in hand.."

pnmadan User ID: 6633536 79740
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Excellent & quick sandwich bun recipe. Followed previous reviews and proofed for 30 min. Got 12 large buns and taste is amazing."

MB11 User ID: 6629287 36147
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"Great recipe easy to follow, stayed up and tried it at 1:30AM for a party we were having the next day. Never had made buns before, so couldn't sleep till it was tested, well I ate 3 plain rolls that night. They were small if I say so, make them more as a slider on practice night so we came out with about 15 buns.. I immediately gave the rest to the concierge downstairs, had to get them out of the house knowing we would have them the next day.. So good great hit at our burger party, peeps so impressed " if they only knew" .

Great recipe thanks for sharing,making hogie type rolls tomorrow with the recipe for meatball sandwich's ;-)"

thereammrssmith User ID: 6611178 204319
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"Just did this and followed the last reviewer's modifications to use 1/4 cup butter and Bread flour... Turned out BEAUTIFUL"

TLPA User ID: 1458601 73121
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"These are great soft rolls like traditional hamburger buns (due to the extra fat and egg) rather than just regular bread shaped into rolls. They need to rise more before baking and then they will turn out great. For those saying they are too small and/or dense, that will solve the problem. You can also flatten slightly so they are wider and less round. The extra yeast allows you to skip the first rise so you can shape into rolls immediately, so it is still a quicker recipe but you still need to let them rise for about 30 mins or until doubled in size before baking.

I used 1/4 cup butter instead of 1/3 cup oil, and bread flour instead of all-purpose. I also mixed and kneaded in my Kitchenaide like I do for most breads and it worked just fine."

beccalouise User ID: 6432664 54906
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"I wanted to update my review. I have now made this with half hard wheat flour and half white and it is still great. I also sometimes only make 8 buns out of this recipe and stretch them out a big to make a wider hamburger bun, which makes a bigger wider bun. Still wonderful! I think I will experiment a little to see if I can get away with using less yeast though."

DianneA30 User ID: 6500325 79010
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"First time making hamburger rolls and they were fantastic :) sturdy enough for a burger, but not too much like "bread" either. My bf has said he'd be ok with us not buying buns any more if I made them lol :) next time I'll 'flatten' my balls a little more first so they're less 'round' though, just for personal taste :) otherwise great!"

littlebear04 User ID: 6456021 120992
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"This is my first time making it and I messed up. I will try it again though. They didn't turn out, but they taste delicious."

beccalouise User ID: 6432664 32015
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"My husband said he wanted sloppy joes for dinner. It was already 4:30pm. My usual recipe for buns takes about 3 hours. I googled and came up with this.

I followed the recipe pretty much exactly. I even did it by hand since my kitchenaid bowl was dirty. I think this helped. I ended up working probably at least a cup of flour in when kneading because it was really soft.
The buns were sooooo good. I scarfed down 3 joes, and I am usually a one or two joe girl. They are a great bun texture too, meaning a tighter crumb than a dinner roll for sure. They turned out light and fluffy.
I think you could try wheat and other types of flour, as well as mixing in things, like herbs, onions, topping with sesame, sundried tomatoes. Depends on what you are making them for.
I plan on freezing the leftovers and using again. I'll just defrost and warm them in the oven. The buns were about 4 inches in diameter, and about 2 or 3 inches high after baking, by the way.
I am keeping this recipe! In about 30 minutes we were eating. I see no need for store bought buns ever again!"

lthur714 User ID: 6416454 87258
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"Very tasty! They were super easy and you don't just have to use them for hamburger buns. We used them for dinner rolls and everyone loved them."

chocolatepies User ID: 6190850 87256
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"This works so well for hamburgers and even chicken sandwiches."

shell7293 User ID: 5815824 30774
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"Great recipe for cooks who are a little uneasy working with yeast, I make these buns at least twice a month."

susanj65 User ID: 3403026 30916
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"I am an idiot when it comes to baking bread, and these rolls came out SO good!! I will never buy hamburger buns again. SO easy!!"

1mamajoy User ID: 2029141 36145
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"These were the hit of the party! So easy to make...everyone wondered where I had bought the 'special buns'! I made them for my dad's 80th birthday party...We had a Route 66 theme, so the buns were perfect for our Mom's Diner! THANKS!!!"

robunlee User ID: 6127557 32014
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"I make different breads often. I am always looking for new recipes to try. I will have to say is this recipe is amazing. My husband loves them and says he would definitely love these again. I made 12 and they came out just right for my family. I figure if were are still hungry we can always have another one. =)"

dparamedi User ID: 6095972 54903
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"This is 5 stars plus"

dparamedi User ID: 6095972 54901
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"I am very new at making bread, other than biscuits.

This recipe worked really well. They were perfect buns. I tried this and another one in the same evening and this one was much easier and the bread was better..
I used 190 C setting on my oven turning it to boiler the last 5 mins to brown... I work with a gas oven and this one works really well.....
Thank you for submitting this, I see myself making more of them...
Finally I can make yeast bread..."

ShariWestercamp User ID: 1377159 48076
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"I make bread on occasion, so I am not a newbie. These rolls were very heavy, not sure if it is the recipe or something that I did wrong....."

Barb177 User ID: 6053592 30914
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"I am not at all experienced at bread making and never made scratch rolls. So

I wanted an easy recipe go make for a large group, that also tasted good and would save me the money of purchased, tasteless buns. This recipe surpassed my expectations in ease of making it as well as in taste and looks.
The reviews were helpful. I made this recipe into only 8 buns to get the size I thought I would want. It worked out well for me. Someone said they worried the dough was too sticky at first but that it worked out. So I continued working in a little flour as I kneaded. It felt so good by the time I was through. I'd like to add that I softened finely sliced onions in butter and added them to the buns just before I baked them. They looked and tasted great just like the expensive bakery ones."

Jamie.Mae User ID: 6051337 36610
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"Fast, east and I'm looking forward to making them again.

I've never made a bread item before, I've done the kneading for my grandmother but actually making the dough was new for me.
I had a moment of doubt when I dumped the yeast into the water and it turned into a sticky lump of goo. Note to self stir next time. In spite of my lack of experience they turned out great. I used them for sloppy joes and can't wait to try them with everything else that calls for a hamburger bun."

tvcasey User ID: 6049620 48060
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"Says it will make 12 yet I only got 6 basic size buns. I make big burgers. If you think 12- you might as well use White Castle size meat. With 2 tablespoons of yeast I thought they would be huge-NOT. If you are like me with the joy of a big burger, increase the recipe 3x and you'll get some good size buns."

nblibrary User ID: 1703793 99784
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"My family and I love these buns. I double the recipe and still make 12 buns so they are quite large. I freeze whatever I am not going to use immediately, to save for next time."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 78884
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"I will never buy hamburger buns again! These are incredible and easy. The only thing I'll do different next time is to flatten the dough balls some so they're a little bigger around and not so tall so our burgers are easier to eat."

Aleece User ID: 1370193 36603
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"Awesome and easy!"

klkjs User ID: 3210031 73120
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"What a delight this recipe is. So far I've made large (8) hamburger buns, medium (12) sandwich buns, and a batch that made 12 dinner rolls and a small loaf of bread. I use olive oil and only 2 tb of sugar as I found them rather sweet. I've tried kneading for 3 minutes and kneading for 5 and highly recommend going the extra 2 minutes. I beat the egg a lot, too. I'm am just thrilled with this recipe. Imagine, I can show off with homemade rolls in less than an hour!"

Jewels36e User ID: 5654027 87393
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"Loved this recipe. I place the dough in a 13x9 pan and bake it. They pull apart and they are fluffy. My kids love these rolls"

Aleece User ID: 1370193 87255
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"Some of the easiest rolls I've ever made! And delicious, too! Everybody that has had them loves them!"

oms_lawson User ID: 5905797 36144
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"I let my kitchen-aid do the kneading for me, so my buns turned out a little bit dense, but they taste good and I'm sure next time, when I knead them by hand they will be fluffy. Great recipe! Thank you so much"

idahomomof2 User ID: 5884764 32012
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"easy, yummy, fast!!"

bigthree User ID: 3122876 30889
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"These are great and "quick"! They are like a real hamburger bun. My husband really likes sourdough, so I add a cup of sourdough starter to it and they still turn out great."

Jewels36e User ID: 5654027 31999
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"Love this recipe. I use a 13 x 9 pan and let them rise 15 mintues."

weluvckg User ID: 5417584 31998
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"Our family loved them. I'm not very experienced at baking bread. They were really easy, and turned out great. We used them as buns and as rolls."

Lee Andre User ID: 5778015 30843
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"Made these last night and had them with chicken salad. They were awesome. I used 2 pkgs of yeast and brushed the top with mix of butter and olive oil after 15 mins in ovevn and back in for 3 minutes. They were outstanding."

scorpiossm User ID: 4391640 30818
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"Really bad, i did the recipe step by step, but it turned out disgusting.

I threw it to the garbage."

northerntastebud User ID: 5758177 36602
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"These are exceptional. Fast, easy to make and DELICIOUS.

Thank you, Ma'am, for such a beautiful addition to our hamburger experience at home!"

skanee User ID: 1593010 204318
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"Easy and yummy.Will make the buns bigger next time...maybe 8 instead of 12."

Charlene Smith User ID: 4153200 87389
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Made 'em for dinner Friday night! WOW! Easy and delicious. My daughter says we don't buy those nasty store-bought buns ever again if we can help it!!"

nataleeb User ID: 164543 79738
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"I was so excited to find this recipe. I made it as directions instructed except I made them bigger, as previous reviews suggested, and I loved them!!! I used them for Sloppy Joes and they were perfect. I think next time I might cut back on the sugar just a smidge, other than that, it's a keeper!!! Quick, tasty and fun!!"

juchal User ID: 1313228 30791
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"I made these exactly as directed in the recipe. They tasted good but the texture is one that I'm not familiar with for bread (more like cake)so I'll pass on these next time."

grammaberr User ID: 826492 31992
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010


kmu021 User ID: 3347263 31990
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"These are so easy and soft! Will be making these all the time!"

geneyackley User ID: 5351862 120989
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"I have the cookbook Country Breads.This recipe is one of the recipes in the book.I made this recipe when I was a begining bread making greenhorn years ago.Came out perfect.This is my favorite.Whenever I need buns,this is the one I make.Very delicious!"

amlaird16 User ID: 3185029 120986
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"This recipe was very easy, and the texture of the bread was fantastic!"

LilyLouBell User ID: 1680172 87249
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"Quick, easy & delicious - added 1/2 cup whole grain flour. Served with Pulled Pork - YUMMY!"

bingoqueen63 User ID: 750220 73118
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"These are very light and tender buns. Very easy and quick. I used 1 cup white winter wheat flour for a little more fiber. I will definitely make these again."

Laura Leicht User ID: 2231238 204317
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"These buns are extremely easy to make. Family loved them. I did make one slight change. I used 1/2 bread flour and 1/2 all purpose the second time I made them. They were lighter in texture. cooker 12"

Wistawee User ID: 3896897 120985
Reviewed May. 13, 2009

"Wonderful I used half and froze half as there are only the two of us. It froze well and was easy and a one bowl mix. Very pleased. The only thing I did was divide it into 8 portions as 12 made very small buns.

Thanks for this downsized recipe :)"

florinda92986 User ID: 3135809 89448
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2009

"VERY tasty. Smaller than i expected though. I plan to make them again, reduce the heat a little (my oven burned the bottom at 425) and double the size of the rolls."

jmandl1 User ID: 3534076 89446
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"RE: 40 Minute Hamburger Buns

Great Recipe, quick and easy!"

lokki1999 User ID: 988003 120982
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2008

"They mold very quickly, within 3 days,if not refrigerated."

jaussaud User ID: 3170334 89445
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2008

"this is best burger bun recipe i have ever used. Tasty and easy Thanks!"

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