Monday, October 31, 2016

Burger buns

Hamburgers are one of those food items I prefer to eat at restaurants, rather than preparing them myself. But I am going for a veggie burger in the near future, and...because bread is my favorite, I wanted to have a perfect bun recipe first.
These buns are light, but sturdy. They will hold up well under a pile of toppings..

3 tbsp milk
1 cup water
2 tsp yeast
2.5 tbsp sugar
2 eggs
3.3 cups flour
1.5 tsp salt
2.5 tbsp butter

Mix the water, milk, and sugar. Microwave until warm, and dissolve the sugar. Sprinkle the yeast on top and allow to bloom.

Preheat the oven for two minutes, to get a good bread proofing temperature.

Mix the flour with the salt, rub butter into flour between fingers, to create a crumble. Stir in the yeast mixture and one beaten egg until dough forms, using a kitchenaid mixer. Mix for 10 minutes.

Shape dough into a ball and return into the lightly oiled bowl. Allow to proof in the oven for an hour.

Cut dough into 8 portions. Shape them into a ball and place onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow to rise for another hour in the oven.

Set a baking pan with water into the oven and preheat it to 400F. Brush tops of rolls with egg wash made from the other egg. Bake for about 15 minutes, until tops are golden brown. Cool on cookie rack.

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