Friday, May 28, 2010

Perfect Hamburger Buns

Hopefully you will be grilling up some tasty burgers this weekend! This is the perfect bun recipe for your burgers! Well, I have been searching for the perfect hamburger bun for along time. The buns at DMK burger bar are pretty perfect. I like a bun that isn't too bready, I want the meat and toppings to stand out, not this big bulky bun. And they should be nice and soft inside and a tad crusty on the outside...but not overly crusty! Just so you know you aren't eating wonder bread. ha! anyhow, this recipe turned out great. It is based on a recipe from King Arthur Flour. The recipes on their site are great. It is our go-to for anything flour related. I hope you have a great memorial day weekend! We are headed to northern MN for some time on the lake!

3/4 to 1 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoons butter
1 large egg
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon yeast

Mix all ingredients together. Either by hand or in a mixer with dough hook. I used my favorite appliance, my Kitchenaid mixer!

This dough will be very soft and smooth. Place dough in a bowl. Cover and let rise for about an hour. You want the dough to double in size.

Once it has doubled. Punch the dough down and divide into 8 pieces. Shape them so they are about 1 inch thick and 3 inches wide. Once you have them all shaped cover with a light dish towel and let rise for another hour.

Once they have doubled in size, brush them with an egg wash. Egg wash is 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water. You can also add sesame seeds as well.

Bake at 375 degree for 12- 15 minutes.

You will never want to buy buns again!

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