Monday, July 11, 2011

Make Your Own Monday...Homemade Hamburger Buns

 Make your own hamburger buns (or hot dog buns). I made these with half the flour amount in whole wheat flour, but you could just do white if you'd like too.

Hamburger Buns
3/4 c. Lukewarm water
2 tbsp butter
2 medium eggs
3 1/2 c. flour (I only used 3c total 1 1/2 white & 1 1/2 wheat)
1/4 c sugar or sucanat
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp yeast

Dough is ready to rise!

1. In a mixer bowl, add all of the dough ingredients. Using a dough hook on your mixer, knead the dough for about 5 minutes. (I didn't have a dough hook for my mixer so I used a wooden spoon and elbow grease and mixed until it started to pull away from the sides.)

 2. Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 hour, or until doubled.

Ready to shape into buns!

3. Place the dough on to the counter and shape into a log about 3 inches in diameter. Cut into slices for how many buns you need. Place the buns on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour, until very puffy. Just make sure they have at least doubled in size.

4. Brush lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds(optional). (I skipped this step)

5. Bake the buns in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, till golden. Cool on a rack.

Ready to rise again!

These can be frozen by placing them into ziplock freezer bags (once cooled). To serve thaw and toast if desired.

Ready to go into the oven!

Just out of the oven!
Ready to eat! Yum!

These would be great with Homemade Sloppy Joes!

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