Burger Rolls from King Arthur Flour

Do you ever work your grocery lists around coupons? I had one recently where I needed to spend a certain amount to get the discount. I only had plans (initially) to buy some produce, but decided to add on a few items, such as some ground beef that was on special. It was the perfect kind of ground beef for burgers: 80%. I thought about different ways I could use it, but we didn’t have burger rolls. Luckily, I happened to be on Twitter and found a link to King Arthur Flour’s recipe for burger rolls. Not only were they easy, but I had everything to make them (including the time). So, I asked K if he was in the mood for burgers. He said we would need to buy rolls…and then I showed him the recipe. Since I’d “thought of everything”, he gave the go-ahead.

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I just made a couple small changes to the recipe (like adding sesame seeds). Otherwise, it was a really great, simple bread recipe that turned out for me.

Directions for Burger Rolls from King Arthur Flour

Slightly adapted from King Arthur Flour

  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 3.5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2-3 Tablespoons melted butter (for later)
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

Stir together all of the ingredients except for the melted butter and sesame seeds.

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Knead on a floured counter until a smooth dough forms (a few minutes).

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Place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for about 1-1.5 hours (until it doubles in size).

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Lightly punch down the dough, then portion it into 8 balls. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat liners. Flatten the balls on the sheet so that they are about 3-inches across.

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Cover and let rise for about 1 hour. The rolls will become puffy.

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Brush half of  the melted butter on top of each roll.

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Bake the rolls for about 15-18  minutes until the rolls are golden.

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When you remove the rolls from the oven, brush with the remaining melted butter, then sprinkle with some sesame seeds (if using). Cool the buns before slicing them.

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Directions for Burger Rolls from King Arthur Flour (without pictures)

Slightly adapted from King Arthur Flour

  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 3.5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2-3 Tablespoons melted butter (for later)
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

Stir together all of the ingredients except for the melted butter and sesame seeds. Knead on a floured counter until a smooth dough forms (a few minutes). Place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for about 1-1.5 hours (until it doubles in size).

Lightly punch down the dough, then portion it into 8 balls. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat liners. Flatten the balls on the sheet so that they are about 3-inches across.  Cover and let rise for about 1 hour. The rolls will become puffy.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Brush half of  the melted butter on top of each roll. Bake the rolls for about 15-18  minutes until the rolls are golden. When you remove the rolls from the oven, brush with the remaining melted butter, then sprinkle with some sesame seeds (if using). Cool the buns before slicing them.

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2 thoughts on “Burger Rolls from King Arthur Flour

  1. So I don’t eat a ton of gluten. So I don’t make a lot of breads from scratch. Here’s my question . . . how come you never see gluten free bread recipes made with yeast? King Arthur has a GF flour blend that they claim you can sub in to most recipes cup for cup. I wonder if it would work here? I bought some on clearance at Target the other day so I might have to try it. Unlike you though, time is the one thing I’m lacking these days :/

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