My mom taught me how to make breads and rolls when I was around nine or ten years old. When I was 12 years old one of my weekly tasks was to make the bread for our family for the week. I would make 4 to 6 loaves on a Saturday based on the needs of the family that week. Since then I have enjoyed learning and playing around with bread recipes. This is a recipe of my own and we love it as a hamburger bun.
2 T Dry Active Yeast
1/4 cup Honey
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Luke Warm Water
1 cup Potato Flakes
1 cup Hot Water
1 tsp Salt
4-5 cups of Flour
1 cup Salted Butter Melted
In a large bowl combined yeast, honey, oil, and luke warm water. Mix for 2-3 minutes. Allow to raise for 15 minutes.
Combined potato flakes, hot water, and salt. Stir until fluffy. Add in egg and combined.
Add potato mixture to the yeast mixture and stir for 3 minutes. Add in flour 1/2 cup at a time until it is not sticky.
Allow to raise for 2-6 hours stirring down every 30 to 60 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Brush baking dish or pan with melted butter. After raising turn out onto a floured pastry mat and knead for 2 minutes. Free form the rolls into balls or roll out to 1/2 to 3/4 in thick and cut out with a round biscuit cutter. Place on pan and brush melted butter on top. Raise for 10 minutes. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.