HOMEMADE HAMBURGER BUNS

August 18, 2015

As an unusual person who takes pictures of food, I am very aware of if an ingredient is photogenic. Yes, to my husband I have described stacks of pancakes as “soooo photogenic” and pesto marinated chicken breasts as crazy delicious, but not captured beautifully on film without some finagling and skill.

Another example is hamburger buns. Pretty much anything you buy in a pack of eight at the grocery store is not going to look too great in a photo. (If you are a normal citizen who does not take pictures of your food before eating it, who cares!)

These buns are really pretty (which even if you do not take a picture, is still nice). But apart from looks, a fresh, warm bun out of the oven will blow you away in taste. We ate these on meatball subs and it was impeccable.

HOMEMADE HAMBURGER BUNSHOMEMADE HAMBURGER BUNS
Serves 8 buns

3 tablespoons warm milk
1 cup warm water
1 packet instant yeast
2 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
3 cups bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
Sesame seeds

In a stand mixer, combine warm milk, 1 cup warm water, yeast, sugar, and 1 egg. Add butter and salt to mixture. Slowly incorporate flour into bowl on low speed. Mix for 10 minutes. Place dough in an lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for two hours. Divide dough into eight equal parts and roll into ball. Arrange balls on lined baking sheet. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for one hour. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush egg wash onto buns. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15 minutes.

HAMBURGER BUNS
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons warm milk
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 2 and ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer, combine warm milk, 1 cup warm water, yeast, sugar, and 1 egg.
  2. Add butter and salt to mixture.
  3. Slowly incorporate flour into bowl on low speed. Mix for 10 minutes.
  4. Place dough in an lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for two hours.
  5. Divide dough into eight equal parts and roll into ball. Arrange balls on lined baking sheet.
  6. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for one hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  8. Whisk together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush egg wash onto buns.
  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes.

Adapted from Handle the Heat

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