And those aren’t.
If you have a bread machine, making your own buns is quick work. Form the dough into rounds if you want hamburger buns.
This recipe is adapted from one in Beth Hensperger’s The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook. Her way is great, but I don’t always have some of the ingredients she lists, so I’ve improvised this way:
Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns
1 1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
6 Tablespoons canola oil
3 Tablespoon sucanat, sugar, or honey
4 cups bread flour
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vital wheat gluten
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
Place all ingredients in bread machine pan according to manufacturer’s instructions. Program for “dough.” When done, divide into 12 equal portions. Form each portion into a flat round for hamburger buns or a thin loaf for hot dog buns. Cover loosely with pastic wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 15-22 minutes, until lightly browned.
My oven runs hot, so it usually takes less than 15 minutes for these to bake.