Almost Homemade Buns                    back to home

It drives me crazy that hamburger buns come 8 to a package. Great if you are having a party, but when it is just the two of you it is frustrating. Also, my local bakeries just don’t have buns that i like. I came across Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls when trying to find buns suitable for sliders. Cut them in half and you have a mini bun. They are light but at the same time sturdy enough to hold up to the almighty cheeseburger or pulled pork sandwiches. After brushing with an egg wash sprinkle some sesame or poppy seeds, or some fine minced onion. They are okay for about a day but ideally are made within a few hours of use. If you want to make mini buns- let them thaw for 10-15 minutes before cutting in half and re-shaping them into balls.

Rhodes Frozen White Dinner Rolls

cooking spray

jelly roll pan- lined with parchment or silpat liner

plastic wrap

poppy or sesame seeds

1 beaten egg with 1 T water added

Put the desired amount of frozen dough on the baking sheet- well spaced with room for rising. Spray the plastic wrap well- i use an olive oil nin-aerosol spray and cover the baking sheet. It will take 3-4 hours to rise- depending on how warm or sunny it is.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Gently remove the plastic wrap- so as not to deflate the buns. Lightly brush with the egg wash and sprinkle (or not) with seeds. Bake for about 11-13 minutes until golden and hollow when tapped.

Cool for a few minutes on the pan and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.