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 BUNS
Makes eight buns

2 and 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs, divided
3 and 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon milk
Sesame seeds

Stir together yeast, water, and sugar. Let sit for 15 minutes.

In a stand mixer, combine yeast mixture with 1 e.g.,, flour, salt, and butter. Knead dough for 5 minutes.

Place dough in bowl and cover with a cloth. Allow to rise for two hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Divide dough into eight rounded disks and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Whisk together 1 egg with milk. Brush egg wash over tops of buns. Top with sesame seeds.

Bake for 17-19 minutes.

HOMEMADE HAMBURGER BUNS
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 and ½ teaspoons yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 3 and ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Stir together yeast, water, and sugar. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine yeast mixture with 1 e.g.,, flour, salt, and butter. Knead dough for 5 minutes.
  3. Place dough in bowl and cover with a cloth. Allow to rise for two hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Divide dough into eight rounded disks and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Whisk together 1 egg with milk. Brush egg wash over tops of buns. Top with sesame seeds.
  7. Bake for 17-19 minutes.

Adapted from Domestic Dreamboat.

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