Recipe by Hey Jude
hamburgers are so unbelievably good in these homemade buns. When you have some time on your hands, kick back and make these, you won't be sorry. This great recipe has a pedigree...I found it in the King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion and they attributite to bakingcircle.com where it was posted by Ellen Dill. Thanks Ellen Dill!
Top Review by Missy Wombat
Well worth the effort! I used my breadmaker to prepare the dough which ended up being a little messy as the dough rose too well - so be warned! 8 decent sized buns is the yield and they baked very well and tasted very good. Definitely worth trying if you are doing the homemade burger thing.
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large egg
- 3 1⁄4 cups unbleached flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon quick-rising yeast
- 1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried onion flakes (onion)
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine all the ingredients and mix and knead them together, by hand or by mixer, until you have a soft, smooth dough.
- Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour.
- Divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape each piece into a flattened ball; place the buns on greased baking sheets, cover and let rise 30-40 minutes, until they're puffy.
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Bake the buns for 12-15 minutes, until they're golden brown; remove from oven and baking sheet and cool them on a rack.
- Split and use for burgers or sandwiches.
- For burgers, butter the split sides and fry them, buttered side down, until they're golden brown and warmed through.