Hamburger Buns and Frankfurter Rolls

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    large buns
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Buns of your own making will actually be a contribution to a picnic or cookout, not just a puffy hassock for a hamburger or a fluffy chaise longue for a frank. These rolls have texture and the good flavor of butter and eggs.


  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter


  1. In a saucepan, combine the milk, ¾ stick butter, salt, and 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar. Stir over medium heat until the butter melts. Let cool to 110 degrees.
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