Thursday, October 23, 2014

homemade hamburger buns.


I truly enjoy making bread. For the most part, the recipes are really simple. My intentions with food are if I can make it, why buy it?  Plus bread on average should have about about 5 ingredients, store bought bread...not so much...I can't even pronounce half of those ingredients...and I try not to eat food like that. 

However if I am being honest, most days it is soooooooooo much simpler to grab the $1.29 off brand buns and throw them in the grocery cart. But more often than not, I forget to buy items from the store that I needed for a meal. I like to forget the buns, a lot. When I forget the buns it forces my hand to make them. When I make them I always remember how easy it is, how healthy they are, and how good they taste. 

You'll need:
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the oil and sugar and allow it to sit for 5 mins. Add the egg, salt, and flour. Knead (or use a kitchen aid ) for about 5 mins...until dough is elastic. You can allow dough to rise for about 30mins or so...but if your short of time you can skip this doesn't make a huge difference. Shape dough into balls, this recipe is enough for 10-12 buns. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown and BAM! homemade buns in less than an hour.
If you would like to add seasoning to the top of the buns just brush a little egg white on top of the buns before baking, and top with seasonings of your choice. My favorite are: poppy seed, sesame seed, garlic salt, and sea salt and rosemary. 
Have you ever made homemade hamburger buns?
Would you ever try this?


Jenni Price illustration said...

This sounds really do-able. Seriously. Maybe I should give it a try. I've always wanted to make bread and these hamburger buns might be good to try!

Susan Liberatore said...

I cannot believe you make your own bread! You are seriously my hero.
My mama still does - all the time. That and crepes. Almost daily.

It's therapeutic!