When you have 4 kids, you try to make the least amount of trips to the store as possible. So I found this recipe many months ago when I didn’t have hamburger rolls and needed them for dinner. You know how hard it is to drag kids into the store for one thing!!?? So I made these hamburger buns at home and they were so delicious that I have not bought hamburger buns from the store ever since. These are cheaper than store bought and super soft and easy to make. The dough is very easy to work with so you can handle it, roll it, press it and it wont stick to your fingers.
So I was making these rolls for our cookout Saturday, and once you make the dough, you roll it into balls and put on a baking sheet to rise. So I made the rolls, put them on a baking sheet…it looked like this..This is exactly how they are supposed to look. I took a picture to show you for this recipe.
So then, I’m waiting for them to rise and my husband is outside doing lawn work with some of the kids. I decide to take the other kids out and do some weeding in my gardens while Im waiting. I put some snacks and juice boxes on my porch right where I was working so that the kids could go in and have a little snack when they wanted to . So they all were going in and out and then back in for the bathroom etc. I come inside to check on my rolls and this is what I find…..
Really?!?!! So then I ask each one of them if they wrecked my rolls, they all said no until I asked my 3 year old, spitfire named Levi. I asked him and he smiled and proudly said YES, I did. So anyway I had to reshape the rolls but here’s the recipe anyway…
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter
4 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. yeast
3 tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
Heat milk, water and butter (till warm) add yeast. Add rest of the ingredients. Put in your mixer with a bread hook or knead by hand. Roll into 12 balls and flatten the balls onto a greased baking sheet. They should be about as wide as a hamburger bun. They will get taller when they rise but they don’t spread too much around so make sure you flatten them so that they are wide enough to hold a hamburger. Let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 400 for 12 minutes. Enjoy!