Fantastic Pan Rolls
I saw a similar pan of rolls on Pioneer Woman's website. They looked just perfect! The only problem was that her recipe called for frozen bread dough. I kept thinking that of all the ingredients I had, I must be able to just make a simple dough and do the same thing. Sure, I can hand knead, but what about the bread machine? This recipe was supposed to be simple.
I thought about the bread recipes I have and then it hit me! We love a "hamburger bun" recipe that I received on one of my favorite food groups. I gave it a read-over (translation, "where is that recipe, that one that uses an egg....oh durrr...I know have it printed in this stack of papers...somewhere...oh right...here it is, half glance...yep that's it).
It is titled Moomies Hamburger Buns from Renita.
Moomies Hamburger Rolls
Makes 8 rolls
1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon instant yeast
Place all ingredients in your bread machine. Use the dough cycle.
Remove finished dough and divide into 8 pieces on a lightly floured work surface. Shape into buns. Place on a greased baking pan, cover and let rise 30-40 minutes.
Bake in a 375F oven for 12-15 minutes. Cool.
This hamburger bun recipe has come through with good reviews. I've made them several times as well. I do not know where the name comes from...sure wish I did. I don't even know how to pronounce it. What are Moomies? Is it Mommies with a typo??
Now here are my changes for this pan roll recipe:
I use regular active dry yeast and I beat my egg.
Make the dough in your bread machine, shape into fat rolls and place into your oiled 8" cast iron skillet. Let rise for the 30-40 minutes. Brush with melted butter, sprinkle coarse kosher salt and an herby seasoning (I used Penzey's Pasta Sprinkle), pop into the oven and bake. Bake till very golden brown to ensure the bottom is full done, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, brush with melted butter again, let rest about 10 minutes and serve. Rolls will be very hot!
These present a great opportunity for variation! Feel free to sprinkle with parmesan cheese or change the dry herbs. Even a sesame or poppy seasoning would be great.
Side note: Since we cannot eat all these rolls at one sitting. I cut the rolls apart, wrapped each in two layers of plastic wrap and stuck them in the freezer. I did defrost two since freezing and warm in the oven. Just as perfect as the first day!