Amazing sandwich buns in 60 minutes ~ Secret Recipe Club

Secret Recipe Club time again. This month I was assigned Wives with Knives. What a clever name for a food blog. Cathy had so many great recipes to choose from, and I’m so glad I was introduced to her blog. She lives in Oregon, grew up on a farm, and shares many recipes that have been handed down through her family. Cathy also is a vendor at a local farmer’s market selling roasted and glazed nuts, granola and trail mixes. How cool is that?

I bookmarked a few recipes for future use….cranberry buckle, brioche loaves, and lemony slice and bakes were all begging to be made. I decided I’d be a bit more practical and make these homemade sandwich buns! I love homemade bread and rolls, and couldn’t wait to try these. Especially since they can be made in 60 minutes! Cathy shares that this is a very popular recipe in the blogosphere, and I can see why. Make sure you click over…visit Cathy’s blog and check out her pictures. They definitely scream to be made! And you’ll never want to buy a store bought bun again!

I was excited to read her tip of using the digital scale when portioning out the rolls. I finally just got my digital food scale a couple months ago, and can’t believe how much I use it!! I thought it’d mainly be for baking, but never thought I’d use it everyday. My husband bought it to measure his food to track for weight watchers, and I find myself doing the same. I love how easy it is to track my food intake using the food scale, and have dropped a few more pounds as a result. It’s been neat to see the grams versus ounces, and am surprised how much cheese is in half an ounce. It goes far when I finely grate it.

4.7 from 3 reviews
Amazing sandwich buns in 60 minutes ~ Secret Recipe Club
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 14
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey or sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 4½ cups flour
  • 1 package instant yeast (2¼ teaspoons)
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 beaten egg yolk
  • Sesame and poppy seeds for sprinkling on top before baking, optional
  1. Heat the milk, water, honey and butter until butter is melted. Check temperature and let cool to 120 F. Carefully beat in egg.
  2. Place 2 cups of the flour, yeast and salt into your mixing bowl. I used my stand mixer. Mix with the paddle until combined. Add in the milk mixture and mix till just combined.
  3. Add in the rest of the flour, ½ cup at a time. Beat well after each addition.
  4. Switch to dough hook, and on number 2 setting knead dough for 5 minutes. Dough will no longer be sticky.
  5. Divide dough into 14 equal parts using the kitchen scale. Mine were about 2.5 ounces each.
  6. Shape dough into smooth balls, flatten slightly and place onto oiled cookie sheet. Let rise until doubled, about 30-40 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 400.
  8. If desired, after buns have risen, brush tops with beaten egg yolk for a shiny glaze. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before baking.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, and remove when slightly brown. Place cookie sheet on cooling rack to cool.


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19 Responses to Amazing sandwich buns in 60 minutes ~ Secret Recipe Club

  1. velva says:

    Cathy from Wives with Knives is one of my favorite blogs. If this is her sandwich bun recipe, it can only rock!

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. misschels says:

    AHHHH…this is so creative! I must try this recipe asap! So simple!
    misschels recently posted..Secret Recipe Club

  3. She’s got a lot of great recipes, doesn’t she! You picked well, these look fantastic! Glad you got to use your scale, I use mine all the time to measure portions and stuff.
    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy recently posted..BBQ, Bacon & Cheddar Smokehouse Chicken Melt

  4. Melissa says:

    Quick and easy is my kind of recipe! These buns look perfect!
    Melissa recently posted..Dulce de Leche Brownies

  5. Love WWK! Her blog is fantastic! I think you are right – it’s so much better to make your own, especially when it is only 60 min. Plus – it will be good to use my food scale more often 🙂
    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos recently posted..Secret Recipe Club: Spiced Apple Butter

  6. I would love to do the secret recipe club! I’ll bet it’s difficult to choose a recipe! This one looks pretty good…I’ll have to drag out my scale!
    Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet recently posted..Berbere, Michigan Part I and a New Puppy

  7. Yummy! Making bread is my favourite.

    Glad to be in ‘C’ with you. I’d love if you came and shared Wednesday night at my Pin’inspiration Party C:

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Great recipe, this buns look delicious. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen recently posted..Whats For Dinner Next Week 8-19-12

  9. Your sourdough rolls look wonderful! I’m afraid I would eat them all before I even got to making a sandwich!
    Erin @ Making Memories recently posted..Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

  10. I’ve always wanted to try to make my own sandwich buns…now to buy more yeast to do so!
    Christine @ Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles recently posted..SRC: Homemade Nutella

  11. Debra says:

    Great post. These look awesome.

  12. Jess says:

    I love that these are so easy – I’d always prefer to have sandwich rolls I’ve made myself! Great pic for this month’s SRC!

  13. I love making my own breads when I have the time. But I’ve gotten lazy lately and haven’t done it very often. This post was just the inspiration I need to get back into bread baking!
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme recently posted..Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

  14. Hi Denise – I’m so happy you liked this recipe. Homemade rolls are so much better than store bought and its amazing how easy they are to make. Thank you so very much for your review of my blog. I really appreciate your kind words.

  15. John says:

    Just a question. At what point does the half cup of sugar get mixed in? Thanks.

  16. Visiting from SRC group D …. and boy I’m glad I did!! Never thought delicious rolls could be banged out so quickly!. Thanks for selecting this recipe!
    dena @ohyoucook recently posted..Tiliapia Parmigiana Made with Leftovers – Easy

  17. Vanessa says:

    Is it just me or does the ingredient list say nothing about water and sugar twice. should I assume the sugar is supposed to be water?

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