Monday, January 23, 2017

Hamburger Buns

These buns.  Oh, these buns, y'all!  These buns are so good!   They get requested a lot - by friends, by family....they're perfect for burgers, pulled pork/chicken/beef, veggie burgers, paninis, or even just a regular ol' sandwich.  They can easily be shaped into hot dog/hoagie buns, be made small for sliders, or even just as dinner rolls.  Once you taste these, store bought buns will not do.  In our house, if we don't have homemade buns, we just go without!

Hamburger (or Hot Dog) Buns
Makes 8-10 buns, depending on desired size


1 cup water
1 egg, slightly beaten
4 tbsp room temperature unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 tbsp sugar
3 cups bread flour
1/4 cup non-fat dry milk
1 tbsp vital wheat gluten
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder (optional - I like to add this when making these as dinner rolls)
2 tsp yeast

Egg wash (egg yolk beaten with 1 tbsp water)
Sesame seeds


1.  Add all ingredients to your bread maker per its instructions and select the dough cycle.

2.  Once the cycle has finished, remove dough and divide into equal portions (I like to use a kitchen scale for that).  Shape the dough into smooth balls, place on a cookie sheet and allow to rise for 30 minutes.  I find the best place for dough to rise is in the oven (turned off) with the oven light on.


3.  Once the buns have risen, preheat the oven to 375.  Before baking the buns, gently press down to flatten.  Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.  Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown on top.  Remove, allow to cool, slice and enjoy!


~ Sara :)

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