My go to for burger buns is Moomies from KAF but I looked into the bread machine and then lost a bunch of time googling to see about a new pan since the axle is frozen up in that one... And my stand mixer bowl was in the washer and tick tick tick...,
So I looked for a fast recipe and found this one: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/40-minute-hamburger-buns
40 minutes ? Yeah right.
I followed the instructions and just kneaded and added flour until it seemed right ( no idea timing) and then baked. Voila !
My daughter made her own little bun
And with a quarter pound burger on one for scale :
To address commenters concerns:
1. Yes tablespoons of yeast
2. Agree did warm egg by letting sit whole in a glass of warm tap water while proofing yeast
3. Not slider buns - I made 12 big ones
4. Don't use this if you do have time- doesn't develop the flavors and isn't as good.
5. Roll in balls then smoosh down with palm.
Not quite as light and fluffy as I'd like but wow for 40 minutes.