I used these buns for my hamburgers initially, but they are a lot better as breakfast buns.. you can try both types and see whatever u like best. I am posting the recipe for these buns separate from the hamburgers, because I feel the other ones are more similar to the store-bought variety. It is, of course, up to you, whatever you like best..
For 8 medium buns, you need:
3 cups flour
2 and 1/4 tsp yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tbls dry milk powder
2 tbls sugar
2 tbls butter
1 whisked egg
1 cup warm water
1- mix together 1 cup of flour, water, butter, milk powder, sugar, egg and yeast- without premixing the yeast - until u have an almost pancake-like batter - you would need to beat it for at least 2 to 3 minutes..
2- add the flour, spoon by spoon until you have a nice soft dough
3- turn out on floured surface and knead by hand 7 to 10 minutes
4- let the dough rest for an hour and a half
5- form the buns, by making a log of the dough and cutting it in roughly 4 equal pieces. Cut each "mini log" ...
... into small balls....
(ok, these bowls were Zara's idea.. )
.... holding each ball from below..
.... first dip it in water, and then in sesame seeds...
6- place on tray, flatten them slightly and let them rest for half an hour
7- bake in pre-heated oven at 190 for 10 minutes, or until golden