Prep 1 hr
Cook 25 mins
I found this fantastic hamburger bun recipe on www.cooks.com, tweaked the instructions to make it easier to understand. These buns smell great, taste amazing, and have easy prep in my Kitchen Aid mixer! Waiting for them to rise is the only bummer, but expected with good yeast breads. Keep in mind the buns will rise a bit while cooking, so you don't have to wait for them to be the size you'd like before baking them. Enjoy!
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packets fast rise yeast
- 1⁄4 cup water (lukewarm)
- 2 cups hot water
- 4 tablespoons non-fat powdered milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups white flour (you may have to add an additional c. to get a "doughy" consistency)
- 1⁄4 cup oil
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 2 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- Dissolve yeast and lukewarm water in a cup.
- Pour the hot water over the whole wheat flour and stir; add dry milk, oil, honey, and salt; stir well. Let cool and then add the yeast mixture; beat with electric beater or place in processor for 3 minutes.
- Knead in the remaining white flour to make a soft dough.
- Let rise until light and double in bulk (about 30-45 minutes). Punch down and let rise again.
- Place on floured table and roll out about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured doughnut cutter without the "hole" or a small can the size of a bun. Let rise again and bake at 375 degrees F. 25 minutes. When done, brush the tops with oil or butter. Cut in half, serve warm.
I hate to give this effort such a low rating, but these did not work for me. Other than cutting the recipe in half - there were only 2 of us eating hamburgers - I followed the instructions exactly. It seemed they were not as should be, but I cooked them in hopes they would turn out. After cooking, they turned quite hard after a few minutes out of the oven. They really seemed more biscuit-like than hamburger bun-ish.
I made these tonight and both DH and I thought they were awesome. I did use whole wheat bread flour(hard to find) and I added just a bit of ground flax seed to make it even healthier. I don't have a mixer right now so I mixed by hand until it became too hard and then gently kneaded the rest of the flour in.