If you are going to eat a bun with your burger, why not make it the best burger bun in the world?
I use my breadmaker for the dough. Don’t discount this small appliance. It’s not only the perfect place to proof dough, if you use a breadmaker there is no mess and it frees up counter space to prepare other parts of the meal.
Best Hamburger Buns In The World Makes 8 buns 1 cup lukewarm water 2 TBSP lard 1 Egg 3 1/2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/4 tsp salt 1 TBSP yeast *Add ingredients to your breadmaker in order required(mine is wet first, so that is how the recipe is written) *Use the dough cycle. When it's done, continue: *Gently mold dough into an even loaf shape for cutting. *Divide dough in half, then each half into 1/4s. Now you have 8 perfect sized hamburger or sandwich rolls. *Shape each dough so it's smooth on top and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet(not quite touching but close enough so they bake together) *Cover and let rise in a warm spot until rounded(they grow larger during baking) *Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until golden *Remove and butter each bun lightly to keep them soft.
If you love this dough, try my Stuffed Sandwiches!