Gently punch down the dough and turn it out onto a floured surface. Cut the dough into 8 pieces (see note). Once the dough portions have been cut, tuck all the cut sides of the dough underneath, leaving a smooth surface on top. Place the dough on the counter and cup your hand over it. Move your cupped hand with the dough inside in a circle on the countertop to seal the loose ends on the underside. Place the balls onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly. Cover with the kitchen towel and let the rolls rise for an hour.
***This recipe makes 8 buns that are the perfect size for a hamburger, but you can make buns of different sizes very easily. For smaller buns, divide dough into 12 pieces, let it rise for 45 to 60 minutes and bake for 12 to 16 minutes. For slider buns, divide the dough into 24 pieces, let rise for 30 to 45 minutes and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.