I tried out a new bread recipe this week. Ever in search of the perfect hamburger roll, I used a recipe from Frieda Loves Bread. You should check out her site – fabulous bread (and various other) recipes abound, all looking fabulously tasty.
The recipe is straight forward and quick to put together in one day – it does not require any overnight proofing. Of course, the rolls are best straight out of the oven – crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
I only made two departures from the recipe as written – I used bread flour and I brushed the rolls with melted butter right out of the oven. I prefer a softer bun because my husband makes huge hamburgers and the whole package becomes too big to bite. A softer bun allows for some smushing, which I need. Brushing the rolls with butter softened the crust enough to make it them a little more pliable – aiding in bite maneuverability. Making the rolls again, I will probably sub the oil for melted butter and brush the outside with butter again. I like buttery buns, what can I say? These are also great sandwich rolls – I had a peanut butter and fruit sandwich for breakfast on one of the leftover rolls – delicious!