Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hamburger Buns from scratch..

The recipe for hamburger buns I made the other night didn't really turn out the way I'd hoped it would so I went digging for another recipe and found one on One Frugal Foodie's blog that looked yummy.

Speedy Wheat Hamburger Buns

Yields 8 buns

2 Tablespoons Active Dry Yeast
1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Warm Water (I used just 1 cup, and they still turned out nicely)
1/3 Cup Oil (I used grapeseed)
1/4 Cup Sugar (your choice)
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups All-Purpose or White Bread Flour
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Stir in the oil and sugar, and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes.

Add the egg, salt, white flour, and 1 1/2 cups of the wheat flour, combining until it forms a soft dough. Add the additional 1/4 cup of wheat flour as needed to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands (if you need a little more, that is okay too). Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes or so.

Divide the dough into 8 pieces, shape each into a thick disc, and place them on baking sheets about 3 inches apart.

This recipe is incredibly easy to follow and the buns are sooo soft and yummy! My husband made homemade Sloppy Joe's to go with them for dinner this evening. I need to start looking for some Joe recipes just to see what's out there, the one we use is your basic, tomato sauce, catsup, sugar, vinegar and worshetcher. I would love to see how others make theirs and dress it up.


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