Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hamburger Buns

1 pound flour
1 + teaspoon salt
1 cup lukewarm water
1 Tbl sugar
1 Tbl yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 Tbl soft butter

Combine the flour salt and 1 cup water. Give a bit of a stir and let sit. In a small bowl combine the sugar, yeast, and 1/2 cup water and leave to bubble up. When proofed add to the flour, add the butter and process in the mixer until the dough is soft and does not stick to the sides. If it is too dry, add a little water. If it is too wet, add a little flour. Tweak it intil it’s just right. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and set in a warm place to rise to double in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

When the dough is doubled, punch down and turn out onto a floured board. Knead a bit and then divide into 16 lumps of dough. Then make the dough balls into nice smooth balls and place on a grease surface. Cover with damp towel to let rise for about 45 minutes. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10 - 12 minutes. When cooled a bit, remove to a rack so they don’t get soggy bottoms. Cut in half. The hamburgers for this size bun should be about 3 ounces each.


Anonymous said...

How would you make this receipe w/o a bread machine? Also, My boyfriend LOVES the brand HONEY BUNS,hamburger buns. Thanks for your help. ~Tammy (

Molly Loves Paris said...

To make this without a kitchenaid mixer is just like making bread without a mixer. It's better to start out with the dough a little wetter, because it's easier to add flour than it is to add water. Just knead away, until the dough feels nice and soft, but not sticking to the board.