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Twenty Minute Buns

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"Very quick and simple. Nothing is better than fresh hamburger buns. This is a very sticky dough that requires very little kneading."
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1 h 20 m servings 181
Original recipe yields 18 servings (18 buns)


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  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add oil, 2 cups of flour and the salt; stir well to combine. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into three equal pieces. Divide each big piece into 6 small ones. Form the pieces into rounds. Place the rounds into the prepared pan. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.
  5. Beat together the egg white and water. Gently brush the risen rolls with the egg wash and then bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can add spices, fruit, or vegetables to this recipe. It makes great Onion Buns!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 181 calories; 2 35.1 5 0 264 Full nutrition

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These buns were awesome! I sustituted 1/2 wheat flour for a different texture and flavor and it worked out great. I'm sure they would be just as good with all white flour. Heavy, but not too ...

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I had a couple of problems with the recipe. My yeast was fine, and it rose OK the first time around, but the they didn't rise double the second time around (certainly not in 20 minutes). They ...

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These buns were awesome! I sustituted 1/2 wheat flour for a different texture and flavor and it worked out great. I'm sure they would be just as good with all white flour. Heavy, but not too ...

This is a great recipe. My husband and I just love it. I cut the recipe in half and put it in my bread machine on the DOUGH setting and it works just great! But make sure there is just the right...

These have a great light texture, I think because they contain less flour than the average recipe. As noted, the dough is indeed sticky however I mixed this in a food processor so I had no prob...

While I wouldn't say these are your typical hamburger bun they are really good. My family likes them for use in egg sandwiches. I use my mixer with the dough hook to stir and kneed the dough thu...

Excellent recipe. Mine turned out just a little heavier than I was expecting, but I think that may be because my bread machine (on dough setting) worked the dough longer than the time called fo...

I made both your recipe and another one that uses less sugar and flour, but also uses an egg in the mix. I haven't yet decided which one I prefer, but honestly they're both GREAT! I am thrilled...

i'm always looking for an easy recipe for "store-bought type " breads. OK!

Place relatively close together in pan for they do spread out a bit

easy to make and delicious! also good the next day for an egg & cheese sandwich. i sometimes adjust the size for bigger/smaller buns. they rise a lot so beware. i make these every time i make bu...