Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hamburger Buns

We are a burger family and we don't like store brought buns. When we eat we want to be full and not have to come back for seconds so I have had to make a bun that would hold us but not over power the taste of the meat. These buns are great for burgers. They are light enough but heavy enough to keep us full.

Hamburger Buns


1 cup warm water (110 degrees)
2 tbsp of melted and cooled butter
1 large egg
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp instant yeast

  1. Mix the melted butter, egg and warm water together
  2. Add all other ingredients in a large bowl and mix
  3. Add the melted butter and water mixture into the dry ingredients and mix either by hand, mixer or bread machine until a nice and smooth dough forms. Cover and let rise for an hour in a warm area
  4. Gently deflate dough, give a quick knead and divide into 12 pieces. Shape into whatever shapes buns you like (mines are knots) place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise again until puffy (about an hour)
  5. 30 minutes before they are done rising preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  6. You can choose to brush the tops with melted butter or a little milk I don't do that often but it does give them a nice shine. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden. Once removed from oven brush the tops again with a light coating of butter (this I do do) it gives a nice buttery flavor.

I hope that you enjoy.

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