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Too much of a good thing can be wonderful! by Mae West
That's my philosophy about all things in life!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Very Easy Hamburger Buns

So when burgers come into our menus, so do homemade hamburger buns.
I just can't see myself buying store bought buns, full of preservatives and tons of sugar!
I use instant yeast when i need quick bread, 1 rise is plenty usually! These rolls take about 1 hour and 15 minutes total.

1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon honey
4 1/2 cups al purpose or bread flour
2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, room temperature

In a small saucepan, heat milk, butter, water and honey, until butter is completely melted. Depending on temperature, let cool down to 115F. Mix in the beaten egg.
In a large bowl sift flour and salt. Add yeast and mix it well. Mix half the flour mixture to milk mixture. Stir in the rest slowly. With the hook attachment in your mixer, knead dough for about 8 minutes.
When dough turns into a soft ball, place onto a floured surface. Form a flat circle and with a large knife cut roll into 12 equal pieces. Shape into smooth balls, flatten slightly and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.

Let rise for 1 hour. They should more than double in size by then.
Preheat oven to 400F. Brush the tops with egg wash and you can sprinkle sesame or poppy seeds on top.
Bake for 10 minutes. Let rolls rest 15 minutes before slicing.


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