We generally make all of our bread at home. Not because I’m all fancy and stuff, but because it’s cheaper than store-bought. Having a good repertoire of bread recipes is essential if you make bread at home. Sandwich bread, rolls, english muffins, pizza, bagels, pretzels, no knead bread, a french loaf, and the list goes on… There’s so many different types of bread it can be a little overwhelming. But if you start to experiment and make your own, you might find some of the recipes can be used for more than 1 purpose.
As I was eating a roll one night with dinner, it occurred to me, “these would be the perfect hamburger bun.” Or hotdog bun for that matter (just shape them differently). So I made yet another batch. From the time you add all the ingredients to a bowl, until the time the rolls come out of the oven, it only takes 40 minutes. Awesome, right? I took my 4th batch of rolls out of the oven, let them cool for a few minutes, then I used a sharp serrated knife and sliced them in half. CHA-Freaking-CHING! Hamburger buns!!!!! 1 recipe, 2 purposes: rolls and buns.
I will for sure be making these rolls for our Thanksgiving dinner… and then we’ll use them as buns for leftover sandwiches the day after.