Delicious homemade burger buns mixed, raised and ready in under an hour!
Burger buns have been on my list to make for a while.
I am completely in love with bread, but I don't actually buy it that often since I know it's pretty easy to make.
At the same time, I don't make it very often because I'm impatient, and by the time I think of it I'm already pretty hungry/hangry.
This recipe for sandwich buns is quick and delicious and I couldn't be happier about it. They are ready in less than 60 minutes start to finish – mixing, rising and baking time included.
So much good stuff can go in here. Maybe like a quinoa burger?
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
- 4 1/2 cups bread flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (1 package)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs (reserve 1 for glaze)
- poppy seeds optional
- In a small pot, combine the milk, water, honey and butter over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally until butter is melted. (Do not bring to a boil!)
- While butter is melting, measure out flour, yeast and salt into large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add one (room temperature) egg to the flour mixture. (If your eggs are not room temperature, run the egg under warm water for 10 seconds.)
- Making sure the warm liquid ingredients are not boiling hot (should be between 110-115ºF), mix in to the flour mixture. Knead for 5 minutes using a dough hook or by hand. Add more flour as needed.
- Divide dough into 12 balls and place on a cookie sheet.
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- While oven is preheating, let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
- Before placing in oven, brush with remaining egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds (if desired).
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe adapted from Wives with Knives