Friday, September 17, 2010

Beautiful burger buns

Yes, homemade burger buns. You read that right. How come no one ever told me that making buns was super easy (easier than rolls and breadsticks) and that they taste SO much better than store bought? I don't know if I'll ever go back. Oh yes I will, but maybe only in a pinch.

So here are the buns that have been gracing our table the last few months whenever we have had a need for buns. Original recipe here.

Beautiful Burger Buns


1 cup warm water
2 T butter, softened
1 large egg
3 1/4 cups flour (I use 2 1/4 cups white, and 1 cup white whole wheat)
1/4 cup sugar
1 t salt
1 T quick-rising yeast
1 t onion powder
1/2 t dried onion flakes

  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix and knead them together, by hand or by mixer, until you have a soft, smooth dough. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour. (I just throw the ingredients in my bread maker and run the "dough" cycle.)
  2. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape each piece into a flattened ball; place the buns on greased baking sheets, cover and let rise 30-40 minutes, until they're puffy.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. Bake the buns for 12-15 minutes, until they're golden brown; remove from oven and baking sheet and cool them on a rack.
  5. Slice in half with a serrated knife and use for burgers or sandwiches.
  6. (Optional) For burgers, butter the split sides and fry them, buttered side down, until they're golden brown and warmed through.
(Talk about poor presentation. Yes, I know my pan looks awful! Someday I will replace it.)


Bobbi said...

Don't get rid of it....

That pan looks well loved. :)

Tiffany said...

So, what kind of "flower" did you use? Roses, tulips, carnations??? j/k, I just had to tease you, I'm sure you were typing it in a hurry.

These look yummy and easy, I'm going to have to try them soon.

Janell said...

Ack! Good catch, Tiff. :)

Janell said...

I did that just to see if you were paying attention.

sct_twt said...

I didn't know you made burger buns! That is so great. They look yummy, but then I have been on the anti bread diet. I have yet to pull my bread maker out this fall. Tonight I noticed that it was 4 degrees cooler outside than in the house so I opened the window. Maybe I will crank up the bread maker this week if the cooler weather keeps up.