Last night I got out my favorite homemade hamburger bun recipe. It is one that I posted on the blog a few years ago, but I think it needs a reposting. These buns are my go to hamburger bun. I really try to commit to not buying store bought bread items, since I know that homemade is not only better for you, but taste better and is cheaper! As long as I keep these stocked in my freezer, than I never stray from my "no store bought bread" rule. You have to try these ladies! Your burger will take on a whole new taste! They are delish! They're are simple to make and require very little rise time as well. Score on all levels! So let's get started :)
Homemade Hamburger Buns
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3 1/2 cups of warm water
1 cup of oil
3/4 cup of sugar or 1/2 cup honey
6 TBL Yeast
1 TBL Salt
10-12 Cups of Flour
Start by adding the first four ingredients to a big mixing bowl and mix well. You can use a standmixer, hand mixer, or do it by hand. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Next add your eggs and salt. Mix well. Begin adding your flour 1 cup at a time, until a dough forms. I usually get to about 7 cups of flour and then I take it out of my mixer and do the rest by hand. You can also do a mix of white and whole wheat flour. Once your dough ball is formed and is no longer sticky, continue kneading for 5-10 minutes. Your dough will look like this. Once your kneading is done, you can form your buns. This recipe called for very little rise time. Place your bun shaped dough on greased cookie sheets. Brush the tops with a bit of melted butter. I usually use 2-3 tablespoons worth. Sprinkle with sesame seeds on top. Let rise for 10-15 minutes. Bake @425 for 12-15 minutes. The tops should be light golden brown.
This recipe makes about 20 hamburger buns. Once cooled, I store them in freezer bags to use throughout the month. These taste great with sloppy joes and BBQ hamburgers. Yum!
Tip for getting nice warm, not too hot water:
I just let my tab water run warm. This enables you to ensure your water isn't too hot. If your water is too hot, you risk killing your yeast. If it is too cold you won't activate your yeast. So warm water is the best for a happy yeast growing experience.
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I hope you get to try these out this week!
Should I make a video tutorial of this recipe?
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