Toasted Garlic Hamburger Buns

Recipe by SkinnyMinnie
READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
YIELD: 6 buns




  • Place 1/2 cup of the water, sugar and yeast in a large bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  • Let stand for 2-3 min or until yeast is dissolved.
  • Add remaining 1/2 cup water, 1 Tbs of the oil and 1 cup of the flour.
  • Beat at low speed until combined.
  • Add the salt.
  • With the mixer running, slowly add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Beat at medium low speed for 5 min or until smooth and elastic.
  • Place in a greased medium sized bowl, turn over to grease both sides.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 min or until doubled in size.
  • Gently punch down the dough to deflate.
  • Place on a lightly floured surface.
  • Divide the dough into 6 pieces.
  • Form each piece inot a ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Cover with a towel and let stand for 3 minute.
  • Flatten into 3 3/4-inch rounds.
  • Cover again with a towel and let rest for 15 minute.
  • Place another lightweight baking sheet or pan on top of the towel covering the buns. This will act as a weight, making the buns flatter and more even.
  • Let the buns rise again for 25 min or until doubled in size. The dough should hold slight indentation when gently pressed.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oven to 375ºF.
  • With the side of a knife, mash the garlic with a dash of salt until a fine paste forms, or you can use a mini food processor.
  • Place in a small cup and stir in the remaining 1 Tbs of olive oil.
  • Brush the tops of the buns with the garlic mixture.
  • Bake for 20 min or until golden brown and bottoms sound hollow when gently tapped.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.