Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Sunday we were stuck at home all day due to an ice storm and I stayed in my pajamas all. day. long. I can't remember the last time I got to do that. We had a busy Friday and Saturday so it was nice to catch up on laundry, spend time reading and even do a little baking.

I didn't have time for the usual grocery shopping on Saturday and grilled chicken sandwiches sounded good for dinner that night. Of course we were out of buns and I wasn't about to attempt driving to the store. Making my own sounded like the perfect plan.

This has been on my DIY to-do list forever and I'm so glad I took the time to give it a whirl. Homemade buns are seriously one of the easiest things ever! I think even for someone who's not experienced in baking can pull these off. We have a friend that's recently started his own catering business and my hubby tells me his homemade buns are great. I've yet to try them so I can compare but my hubby said these were very good.

You've got to give these a try, especially when grilling season comes around. I can't wait to see how good these taste with a nice, juicy hamburger on them.

Homemade Hamburger Buns

2 tbsp dry yeast
1 c plus 2 tbsp warm water (110 degrees)
1/3 c vegetable oil
1/4 sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 c bread flour
1-1/2 c all-purpose flour

In a large bowl dissolve yeast in warm water, add in oil and sugar. Let stand for 5 mins. Add egg, salt and flour, mix together until a soft dough forms. Turn dough onto a flour surface and knead for about 3 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces and shape into balls. Place onto two greased baking sheets, six on each one. Cover and let rise for 10 mins. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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