Fast and Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns in Less Than an Hour. Need a quick hamburger bun without having to run to the store? These are easy to make and bake up fluffy and golden brown in less than an hour.
In a large bowl add the hot water. Then add 2 tablespoons of dry yeast.
Add egg, oil and sugar. Give it a quick stir and let it sit for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes the yeast mixture should be bubbly. Add 3 cups of flour, one cup at a time, stirring after each cup.
Shape into a wet ball. Lay the ball on a floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes.
Divide into balls. 12 for small buns. 8 for large buns.
**(If making sweet rolls, roll each bun in a bowl of sugar. )
Put the balls onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Cover with a clean dry cloth and let rest in a warm place. Set oven to 425-degrees. After 10-30 minutes put the rolls into the oven. The rest time is determined by how much you want your rolls to rise.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. I rotate the baking sheet at 8 minutes so that all of the rolls are the same brown.
Once all rolls are brown, take them out of the oven. Brush each roll with melted butter and transfer them to a cooling rack.
For best results when used immediately as hamburger buns, slice each roll in half and brown the insides in the oven or toaster. If making the night before, cover buns with saran wrap or store in a covered container for freshness.