Saturday, May 5, 2012
Homemade Hamburger Buns
recipe for homemade hamburger buns.
That thought had never crossed my mind.
But I checked the recipe out and it looked not too hard.
I have really been making an effort to use fresher products, make more of my own food (trying to cut out processed when possible), though I wouldn't say I am a zealot or anything.
So last week we were having hamburgers, and I thought, "I want to give this a try..."
I was a little nervous. I am just learning some techniques for making bread.
The one thought I had was "Well, the grocery store is just down the road if I fail..."
But guess what?
In fact, they were pretty darn good.
I definitely will make them again.
Not every time.
In fact, we are having sloppy joe's this week, and I just bought some store bought buns. I just don't have the time to do anything else.
But when I can, I want to make these.
Warning though: They are quite filling. I think my husband only ate one burger because he felt so full with that bun...
Oh, I followed the original recipe very closely, but did add the sesame seed part at the very end after checking out a few other recipes.
7/8 cup milk
4 1/2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3 cups flour (or bread flour...I just used plain all purpose)
1 tbsp yeast (rapid rise or bread machine yeast)
1 egg white
Put the egg, milk, butter, sugar, salt, flour, and yeast in a bread machine.
Set the bread machine to the dough setting.
I think mine took 1 hour 20 minutes.
Remove from the machine and punch down.
Divide into 7-9 equal size portions.
Let rest for about 5 minutes.
Shape into balls then press down to make "patties".
Place the "patties" on a baking sheet. Cover loosely with clear wrap. Let them sit for about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Brush top of patties with a beaten egg white, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool a bit then slice in two.