Take two tablespoons of yeast and dissolve in a cup plus two tablespoons of warm water. Add 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 1/4 cup of sugar and let it stand for five minutes.
If you look at this picture long enough, you'll see the image of two penguins holding maracas in the bubbles.
I have lost my mind.
Next, add one egg, a teaspoon of salt and at least three cups of flour. The original recipe called for anywhere from three cups to three and a half cups... I ended up using way more than four cups to get a good dough, so play it by ear.
Knead it on a floured surface for about five minutes. Divide it into 12 pieces and roll into balls. Put them on a greased baking sheet and cover with a towel; let them rest someplace warm for ten minutes or so.
Bake them at 425 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes. And behold:
Yeah... they pretty much look like rolls. But, when you cut them in half and put a burger on them, they are not half-bad... in fact, I'd say they were all good. They really were quick to make, which is great and my crowd of burger eaters did finish them all, even though there was a bag of store-bought burger buns just in case. So this was a success, but I'll only make them for special occasions I think... Since they're so special.