This seems to be a recipe that's been circulating around the internet for a while. It's called something like "Moomie's Beautiful Burger Buns."
Either way, here's the recipe:
1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
3.25 cup flour (I just used all-purpose and it was still great)
2 tsp salt
0.25 cup sugar
3 tsp instant yeast (I just used one pack, which is 2.25 tsp and let it rise a tad longer than originally called for).
I did this in my breadmaker on the dough cycle, but any other type of mixer is fine too. I like the breadmaker because I can set it on a delay so it will basically have completed the first rise right when I get home.
Here's everything so far:
If you don't have a mixer, just bring everything together and knead for approximately 10 minutes, or until the dough becomes elastic and springs back when poked. Cover, and let rise for about an hour.
Once risen, take the dough and divide into 8 equal parts (I actually got 7 regular rolls and a mini-roll, for the mini-hand in the picture):
Once divided, I just rolled them into tight balls (huh huh huh) and put them into 2 lightly greased cake pans. If you want hot dog/sausage buns, then just shape them as you would expect. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Let rise for 45 more minutes.
Bake approximately 12-15 minutes, rotating the pans once, halfway through baking.
Then use for your favourite burger: I like to toast the buns, add some bleu cheese, and sauteed onions, Lightly brushed with some Sriracha - BBQ sauce.