Monday, June 22

BAKE IT: Burger Buns

Nice and soft, this recipe will make you a dozen bakery quality burger buns in under two hours. For added versatility shape dough into oblong pieces and bake up hot dog or grinder rolls instead!

Full time 1 1/2 hours (includes rise and cool time)
Makes 12 buns

The needs-

1 egg
4 1/2 cups white whole wheat or all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp white sugar
2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt

For baking:
2 tbsp milk, room temperature
2 tbsp sesame seeds

The know-

In a small sauce pot combine milk, water, and butter. Heat over low heat until butter melts and mixture reaches 120' on a cooking thermometer. 

In a large bowl combine sugar, yeast, salt, and 1 1/2 cups flour.

Gently pour heated milk mixture into bowl with flour mixture. Stir just to combine.

Add in egg, stir just to combine.

Add in flour 1 cup at a time. Stirring well after each addition.

Once dough pulls together turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

Knead gently for 6-8 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

Cut dough into 12 equal parts and roll into balls.

Line dough balls onto a baking sheet and gently flatten with palm of your hand.

Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise 30 minutes in a warm area.

Once dough has risen, preheat oven to 400'.

Lightly brush the top of each dough ball with milk and sprinkle over sesame seeds.

Bake in oven 10-12 minutes or until evenly golden in color.

Remove from oven and move to wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before using.