Homemade Hamburger Buns
1/2 cup warm water(105 F)
2 packages(4 1/2 teaspoons) active dry yeast
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 teaspoons salt
4 1/2-5 1/2 cups flour
Combine yeast and water in large mixer bowl. Let stand for a few minutes.
While the yeast and water are standing, combine milk, butter, sugar, and salt, and heat in the microwave until lukewarm(105 degrees F).
Add the lukewarm milk mixture to the yeast. Add 2 cups of flour and mix well. Add 2 eggs, and mix until combined.
The dough will be sort of like a batter at this point, so before you try to knead it, add enough flour to make a relatively stiff dough.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic. I use a bench knife to make this process easier when the dough is first being kneaded and is still rather soft.
Put it into a bowl, cover with a wet tea towel, and let rise for 1 hour.
Punch the dough down and turn out onto a floured surface. Divide into 16 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball, and then flatten each into a disk. Place the disks onto a greased baking sheet(I have to use two sheets), cover with a wet tea towel, and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once the oven is heated, bake the buns for 12-14 minutes, or until they sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. Cool on a wire rack.