My second post ever and it even has pictures! Are you impressed? Don't mind the deformities. My kids like to help shape the dough and I'm lazy when it comes to making my food look pretty. So, you probably think I'm weird for making my own buns, but they really are fast and easy. I don't always make them, but it's worth it. Use whole wheat flour and they are much healthier than the lifeless things you purchase in the store. They taste so good, too! Don't be intimidated, they are easy even for a novice bread maker. Here's the recipe (it makes a ton, so I cut it in half and I get about 1 1/2 dozen):
3 1/2 cups warm water
6 T. yeast
1 c. oil
3/4 c. sugar or 1/2 c. honey (I use honey and add extra cuz I like it sweet)
1 T. salt
3 eggs (I use 2 in the 1/2 recipe and it's just fine)
10 1/2 c. whole-wheat or white flour, or combination of both (I usually add a cup or so of white flour at the end)
Mix and set aside for 15 minutes the water, yeast, oil and sugar or honey. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well. The recipe says to shape the dough right away, butI like to let it rise awhile in the bowl. I think they turn out better that way. Shape dough into rolls, cinnamon rolls or hamburger buns. I make a ball with the dough and pat it down a bit on the pan for the buns. One cookie sheet holds about a dozen buns. Let rise about 10 minutes. Bake 9-10 minutes at 425 degrees. You can use less yeast, but you'll have to let it rise longer. Freeze and leftover buns for next time.
There you have it. Hope you enjoy!