Sunday, February 21, 2016

Homemade Hamburger Buns


Here is the only recipe you will ever need for hamburger buns. They turn out light and fluffy. And super delicious! 

Ingredients

2¼ Tsp Active Yeast

3½ Cups All-Purpose Flour, Divided

1 Cup Warm Water

1 Large Egg

3 Tbsp Butter, Melted

2 Tbsp Sugar

1 Tsp Salt

Butter, For Brushing Bowl And Dough

1 teaspoon sesame seeds, or other bun topping as needed

Directions

Stir together yeast, sugar and water in a large bowl. Let sit until mixture becomes foamy, 10-15 minutes.

Stir the melted butter, egg and salt into the yeast mixture. Add the  flour and knead by hand until smooth and elastic.

Form dough into a ball and brush lightly with oil. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and let rise for about 2 hours.

Form dough into a thick rope and cut into 8-14 pieces. Form each piece into a ball, tucking the ends underneath. Slightly flatten the ball with the palm of your hand. 

Place dough patties on a baking sheet that is well greased. Allow to rise about 1 hour, until doubled.

Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly brush the butter on top of each bun, being careful not to collapse the dough. Immediately sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake buns for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown. 

Enjoy!!