Quick Hamburger Buns |Of Dinner, the Olympics, and Grilling…

Is it just me or does anyone else think cooking needs to be considered an Olympic sport! Feels like I have run a marathon after making dinner. πŸ™‚ Tonight’s dinner consisted of Rosemary Pesto Feta Burgers,Β  5 Cheese Mac n’ Cheese, Oven roasted French Fries, and vegetable. And this is the first time I have grilled without setting the meat I am grilling completely on fire and grilling myself!! I usually have myΒ  Dad man the grill but he was out tonight. To be 100% honest I completely wimped out on the home-made condiments. I had everything laid out to make ketchup and mayo but fizzled!
But I did get around to making home-made buns! The quick version. πŸ™‚ Not too fancy and nothing special about them but they are 1000% better than the pre-packaged store bought buns and QUICK!

Original Recipe Yield 8 buns


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups(or more) flour(I use a 50/50 ratio of white and wheat)
  • 1 egg beaten


  1. Activate yeast in water and sugar. Once activated, add salt and oil. Mix in just enough flour to make a sticky yet workable dough.
  2. Pour dough out on to well floured surface and knead for 3 minutes, adding additional flour as needed!
  3. Place in lightly oiled bowl and allow to rise for 20 minutes.
  4. Roll out on to floured surface, punch down, and cut into 8 pieces. Form into balls, flatten each ball down, and place on to parchment lined cookie sheet. Allow to rise for 15 minutes.
  5. Brush with beaten egg. Bake at 425Β° for 12-15 minutes or until golden!
  6. Allow to cool, slice in half, and ENJOY! πŸ™‚

0 thoughts on “Quick Hamburger Buns |Of Dinner, the Olympics, and Grilling…

  1. somethingsage says:

    No wonder you feel like a marathoner! That is a serious menu there! Sounds amazing! And…I don’t grill. I need to learn…but I don’t even know how to turn the thing on. πŸ™‚ That will change soon. I just need Sarah to come teach me. πŸ™‚

  2. Rachel says:

    Well, I usually don’t make such a “unique” menu but I had quite a few left over ingredients I wanted to use up before I headed to the grocery store again. (:
    A little tip for grilling: Don’t apply hair spry to your hair before turning the grill on. Believe me, it’s not pretty! 😐 πŸ˜‰
    Once you learn how to turn the grill on the rest is a piece of cake!!! =)

  3. Sarah says:

    Wow! I am impressed with that menu! What, you think you’re super woman to make the condiments too?!!! πŸ˜› Just teasing.
    I am soooo glad you posted this, because, believe it or not, I’ve been thinking about making hamburger buns for days now and the fact that these are quick just might talk me in to it! Thanks!

    Oh no! Your hair didn’t catch fire did it? :0

  4. shadowlilies says:

    Everyone seems to be getting inspired to bake and cook and can…maybe it’s that little hint of fall in the air… such a relief from the hot temperatures. The buns and the burger look great!

    Sarah and Anna have been busy in the kitchen canning peaches, making salsa and they got out the old pasta machine and made pasta. Yesterday it was pickles…Wow!

  5. Sarah says:

    Making your recipe again for sloppy joes tonight. πŸ™‚ Do you have a search tool on your blog? I can’t find one, but I’m afraid it’s right in front of me and I’m totally missing it. πŸ˜›

  6. Sarah says:

    If I commented on these every time I made them…well, you would have LOTS of comments! πŸ˜› I should know the recipe by heart by now!

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