May 20, 2011

Hamburger Buns

For as much bread as I bake I figured that it was high time that I made hamburger buns at home, especially considering that grilling season is almost in full swing.  I searched around a little bit before deciding on this recipe, mostly just because it sounded pretty straightforward.  The buns are tender but sturdy and bake up beautifully.  They also make great garlic bread in a pinch and freeze like a dream. ;)  I see many of these in our future.

Hamburger Buns
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp. yeast
2 tbsp. white sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg

1. In a small saucepan heat milk, water, & butter until very warm, about 120 degrees.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together 1 3/4 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add milk mixture into flour mixture.  Stir to combine and then mix in the egg. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.  Switch to the dough hook when a cohesive mass forms and knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes.
3. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces (a kitchen scale really helps here) and shape into smooth balls. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and flatten slightly. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise for 30 to 35 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.

adapted from allrecipes


Lindsey said...

These look so awesome.  Time for me to stop buying Wonder buns!!

Erin said...

 These ended up being really heavy and a but doughy in the end for me. Not sure what went wrong.

goodthymes said... kitchen was very warm and they rose very quickly. I have had bread that doesn't rise or bake properly when my kitchen is cool. Could that have been part of the issue?  Or expired yeast?  I've also not used the correct temperature water and killed the yeast when it was too warm or never activated it because the water was too cool.  I've been baking bread for awhile now but I still use my candy thermometer to test the water temperature.  I'll keep thinking and see if I can come up with another solution.  Sorry they didn't work out for you! :(

adam tylor said...

This is a another way on how to prepare your hamburger , another way to present your hamburgur to your Family and friends, and how yummy it is, especially the peppermint.

Adamtylor Tylor said...

It looks
so delicious, Even i showed this blog to my mum and she promised me that she will
prepare hamburger for me from this hamburger recipe. And i love
to have it.

sarah said...

Do you not need to activate the yeast in water before adding it to the flour? I am still in the beginning stages of learning to bake bread, so I don't quite understand it all yet.

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