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I made these originally to take camping last weekend. They were delicious, amazingly portable, and most importantly – they didn’t take up any of my precious cooler space. We ate half of them after portaging, canoeing, and setting up camp, and the other half for breakfast the next day.

Ingredients: (makes 12 large buns)

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp oil (whichever you prefer)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 4 1/2 – 5 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp instant yeast
  • tomato sauce
  • cheese (of your choice)

Mix the ingredients in the order given. Mix the yeast with a little bit of flour and add to the mixture while the dough is still very soft and a little wet. Add enough flour to make a dough that stays in a nice ball, and that is not sticky when you are handling it.

Roll out the dough into desired thickness, using a rolling pin. Spread lightly with sauce (I spread quite liberally, because I love saucy buns). Add spices of your choice (like basil, oregano, bacon bits if you eat meat). Cover in cheese.

Roll up like a jelly roll and cut into 1 inch slices.


Place on greased baking pans (I used two casserole dishes and it turned out fine), and cover with a towel. Let rise for a half an hour (or until they double in size).


Bake at 375F for about 15 min. Add a little more cheese to the top, if you care to, and cook until bubbly.