I'm new to the world of bread baking, and this was my first attempt at making hamburger buns. I topped some with sesame seeds, a few with dried minced onion, and left a couple plain. I didn't flatten them at all, and that's something I would do in the future. They ended up looking more like a dinner roll rather than a hamburger bun. Although they look very nice, they're not the texture I was looking for in a hamburger bun, too dense/doughy, but that well could have been my lack of yeast bread baking experience. I'm planning to try this again using less flour to see if that will help lighten the texture. Still pretty tasty. UPDATE 9/3/11: Made again today starting with 4 cups of flour and added about another 1/2 to 3/4 cup of flour while kneading in the KA. I also think I over-kneaded the dough yesterday, so today I kneaded just until the dough started pulling away from the sides of the bowl. I made 12 good-sized balls which when slightly flattened turned out absolutely perfectly for a 1/3 lb burger (and they LOOKED like hamburger buns). Many reviewers made the comment about the buns being heavy, and based on how these buns turned out today, I think this recipe calls for too much flour. The texture was MUCH IMPROVED over what I made yesterday.
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I'm new to the world of bread baking, and this was my first attempt at making hamburger buns. ...