I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Soft Hamburger Buns

Some meals just call for homemade hamburger buns.  When I take the time & effort into making pulled pork, I think it needs homemade hamburger buns.   These buns are rather large, but just make them smaller if you want.  I normally make 8, but if I'm going to make burgers then I would make 12.




SOFT HAMBURGER BUNS
(makes 8-12)

Ingredients:
*2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
*3 cups all-purpose flour
*1 cup warm water
*1 large egg
*3 tablespoons butter, melted
*2 tablespoons granulated sugar
*1 1/2 teaspoons salt
*1 teaspoon olive oil
*1 egg yolk, beaten
*1/2 tablespoon milk
*2 teaspoons sesame seeds
*1 tablespoon butter
*1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Directions:
~Put yeast, water and 1/2 cup flour into a mixing bowl.
~Mix just until smooth.
~Let stand until foamy, 15 minutes.
~In a small bowl, whisk egg, butter, sugar and salt.
~Add into yeast mixture and mix well.
~Add remaining 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup at a time.  Mixing slightly between each addition.
~Knead sough until soft and sticky.
~Spread olive oil all over inside of a clean glass bowl.
~Transfer bowl into oiled bowl, and turn dough over in bowl a few times to coat surface of dough.
~Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm draft free area for about 2 hours.
~Cover a 8x10 inch pan with parchment paper.
~Remove dough from bowl and place on a floured surface.
~Flatten out dough to a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
~Cut into 8-12 equal pieces.
~Make each dough section into a round disc.~Place dough into pan about 1/2 apart from each other.
~Lightly dust with flour and cover lightly with plastic wrap.
~Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
~In a small bowl, beat egg yolk & milk together.
~Very gently brush egg yolk mixture over dough.
~Sprinkle sesame seeds over dough.
~Bake for 15-17 minutes.
~Remove from oven.
~Gently spread butter over hot buns.
~Sprinkle a little garlic salt over hot buns.
~Allow buns to cool while still in the pan.
~Once cool, break apart.
~Cut in half crosswise to use.

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