Homemade Sesame Hamburger Buns

Recipe by EdsGirlAngie
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
YIELD: 8 buns
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Stir together the water, dry milk, vegetable shortening, salt and sugar (the shortening will not be dissolved and it doesn't matter).
  • Sprinkle the package of yeast over this mixture and let stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the 1/2 egg and 1/2 to 1 cup of flour.
  • Gradually add another 2 cups (approximately) of flour to make a sticky soft dough; knead on a floured surface for one minute (this isn't a particularly easy task), then scrape it back into your bowl and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Add about another 1-1/2 cups flour so dough isn't extremely sticky and knead dough until smooth and elastic.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place (I like to let it sit on top of the clothes dryer), for about another hour and a half.
  • Grease a large cookie sheet.
  • Divide dough into 8 equal pieces and roll into balls.
  • Place dough balls on the greased cookie sheet and flatten each of them with your hand to form a 3 to 3-1/2 inch diameter disk.
  • Cover and let them rise another 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Brush tops with a little of the egg white (you won't use it all), then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for about another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from sheets and cool on baking racks.
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