Some meals just call for homemade hamburger buns. When I take the time & effort into making pulled pork, I think it needs homemade hamburger buns. These buns are rather large, but just make them smaller if you want. I normally make 8, but if I'm going to make burgers then I would make 12.
SOFT HAMBURGER BUNS
*2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
*3 cups all-purpose flour
*1 cup warm water
*1 large egg
*3 tablespoons butter, melted
*2 tablespoons granulated sugar
*1 1/2 teaspoons salt
*1 teaspoon olive oil
*1 egg yolk, beaten
*1/2 tablespoon milk
*2 teaspoons sesame seeds
*1 tablespoon butter
*1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
~Put yeast, water and 1/2 cup flour into a mixing bowl.
~Mix just until smooth.
~Let stand until foamy, 15 minutes.
~In a small bowl, whisk egg, butter, sugar and salt.
~Add into yeast mixture and mix well.
~Add remaining 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Mixing slightly between each addition.
~Knead sough until soft and sticky.
~Spread olive oil all over inside of a clean glass bowl.
~Transfer bowl into oiled bowl, and turn dough over in bowl a few times to coat surface of dough.
~Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm draft free area for about 2 hours.
~Cover a 8x10 inch pan with parchment paper.
~Remove dough from bowl and place on a floured surface.
~Flatten out dough to a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
~Cut into 8-12 equal pieces.
~Make each dough section into a round disc.~Place dough into pan about 1/2 apart from each other.
~Lightly dust with flour and cover lightly with plastic wrap.
~Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
~In a small bowl, beat egg yolk & milk together.
~Very gently brush egg yolk mixture over dough.
~Sprinkle sesame seeds over dough.
~Bake for 15-17 minutes.
~Remove from oven.
~Gently spread butter over hot buns.
~Sprinkle a little garlic salt over hot buns.
~Allow buns to cool while still in the pan.
~Once cool, break apart.
~Cut in half crosswise to use.