Hello And Welcome

We are so glad you are here, join in have some fun

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Homemade Hamburger Buns

4 1/2 cups white lily all purpose  flour (or your favorite brand)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
31/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup  butter ,soften
1 1/2 cups  milk, at room temperature (no buttermilk for this the taste just doesn't fit)
sesame seeds  (optional)
Mix together the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a bowl. Add in the egg, butter, and milk and mix with a large wooden spoon until all the flour is absorbed and the dough forms a nice ball. You can veg.oil if the dough seems  stiff and unworkable, until the dough is soft and supple.
I dump the dough  onto a lightly floured counter top,(I usually wet the counter with dampened dish cloth then apply wax paper for easy clean-up) here you’ll do your kneading. Work for about 8-10 minutes, until the dough is soft and springy but not sticky. I test my kneading  by pulling off a  piece of dough, and stretching  it  if the dough stretches and holds its shape it’s done.

Then I form this into a loaf and cut 10 even size buns from this, patting each one out to about 3/4 of an inch  thick. then I take a 4 1/2 inch or (there abouts) plastic bowl and use it like a cookie cutter, cutting each bun into a nice round shape then cover and let rise for about a hour in a room of about 70 degrees f , (less time if warmer or more if cooler)

While these are rising  you can make your condiments you can find these over on the right side of the blog.

After the buns raise brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Pre heat oven to 375 and bake for 12 to 15 minutes till nicely brown.

No comments:

Post a Comment