I have to tell you I don’t buy bread at all anymore. I make all the bread at home with my hand me down bread maker. But I will admit that I have yet to find the magic recipe for awesome sandwich bread. But no worries, because what I have found, is that my homemade dinner rolls, made in larger form make awesome sandwich rolls/buns. So that is exactly what I make a couple of times a week for all our sandwiches for lunches and the occasional hamburger dinner.
I use my bread-maker to make the dough.
Bread Maker Dough
1 cup warm water
2 Tbsp soft butter
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
3 cups flour
3 tsp yeast
Place ingredients in the bread maker in the manufacturer’s recommended order, for mine that means liquids on the bottom, solids on top with an indention formed at the top for the yeast to set in. Then choose the dough setting and let the machine do it’s work. In approximately 90 minutes you will have dough ready to divide and form.
Making the buns
After the dough is complete, I dump it out on my counter.
Divide it equally into 8 pieces.
Roll into balls and place them adequately spaced out on baking sheet.
Cover with a clean dish towel and allow them to rise. I normally allow them to pump up to about twice the side, however the following were not allowed to rise that long…I was in a hurry to get them done for dinner.
After rising, coat them with an egg wash.
Then sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. I often leave these off since they don’t seem to go over well with our son.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Cool, slice and enjoy.