Yesterday I made pulled pork and totally forgot to get rolls on Monday. Woops and since it is Spring Break Miss V just wanted to stay in her pajamas so I went searching for homemade rolls. The first place I look is King Arthur Flour. I found the perfect recipe called Beautiful Burger Buns.
3/4 to 1 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 large egg
3 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon instant yeast
3 tablespoons melted butter
Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — to make a soft, smooth dough.
Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 to 2 hours, or until it's nearly doubled in bulk.
Gently deflate the dough, and divide it into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round ball; flatten to about 3" across. Place the buns on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour, until noticeably puffy.
Brush the buns with about half of the melted butter.
Bake the buns in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden. Remove them from the oven, and brush with the remaining melted butter. This will give the buns a satiny, buttery crust.
These came out GREAT and worked very well with the pulled pork.