Buns and Roll Weights and Sizes

Bun and Roll Weight and Sizes

Rolls come in all different sizes.  There really is no standard out there.  When you compare the weight and sizes of purchased rolls and buns they can vary greatly.

Small Dinner Rolls (generally 1-2 ounces / 30-60grams)

  • King’s Hawaiian Dinner Rolls 1 ounce (30g)
  • 2 ounce (60g)

Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns/Rolls (generally 1.3 – 2 ounces (35-60g)

  • Stroehmann 3½-inch Hamburger Buns 1.4 ounces (40g)
  • Stroehmann 6-inch Hot Dog Buns 1.4 ounce (40g)
  • Martin’s Potato 3½-inch Hamburger Buns 1.9 ounces (55g)
  • Martin’s Potato 6-inch Long Buns 1.9 ounces (55g)

Large Size Hamburger or Hot Dog (Brat) Buns/Rolls

  • Brownberry Stadium Style Crustini Rolls 2.25 ounces (65g)
  • Brownberry Stadium Style Brat Rolls/Buns 2.25 ounces (65g)
  • King’s Hawaiian Sweet Hamburger Buns 2.25 ounces (65g)

Kaiser Rolls

  • Stroehmann Baker’s Touch Large Kaiser Rolls 1.7 ounces (50g)

Club and Sub Rolls

  • Maiers Premium Italian Club Rolls 1.9 ounces (55g)
  • D’Italiano® Steak Rolls 2.5 ounces (70g)
  • homemade 6-inch hoagie roll 3.5 ounces (100g)
  • homemade 9-inch hoagie roll 5.65 ounces (160g)
  • homemade 12-inch hoagie roll 7 ounces (200g)


So what is a person to do?

Here is what I do, when I make a recipe, I  decide ahead of time how many buns/rolls I want to get.  I then weigh by dough and divide by the number of buns/rolls desired and portion that way.  If I get lazy, I just portion by dividing the dough but I do a terrible job and end up with some big and some small.

How do I weigh out my dough

  1. Place a plate on the scale and zero it out.
  2. Add the dough.
  3. Take a reading – you now know how much dough you have.  So divide this number by the total number of buns desired.   Example you have 991 grams of dough and want 5 rolls. . .  991/5 = 198 grams.
  4. Zero the scale.
  5. Cut off dough until you get a reading of -198 grams.  Yes negative 198 grams.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Zero the scale.
  8. Cut off dough until you reach the desired weight (-198g)
  9. set aside and keep repeating until all dough is used up.

I do tend to notice that with the errors in the scale, the final piece is always a little smaller than what it should be.




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