If your family is anything like mine, then they love a good burger. Grilling out is such a fun way to add flavor to otherwise dull hamburgers and making homemade hamburger buns is like the icing on the cake.
I hope you enjoy this simple and delicious hamburger bun recipe.
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- 2 cups warm/hot water
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4.5 - 5 cups freshly milled whole grain flour(I like a 50/50 mix of hard red and hard white wheat)
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 1 tsp vital wheat gluten
- 1 tbsp sunflower lecithin
- Egg Wash(optional):
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp water
- sesame seeds
Add water to the mixer and turn on low
pour salt into hot water to dissolve
add olive oil and honey while mixing
add half of the flour
add yeast, lecithin and gluten
add the remainder of the flour until the dough starts to become less wet and pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl
knead in mixer or by hand for 7-10 minutes until smooth and elastic
cover dough and allow to rise until double in size
once doubled, separate dough into 12-15 balls of dough, depending on the size of the buns you want to make
shape the buns by using the palm of your hand and tucking the dough into the center of the ball creating a smooth surface on the outside
place the shaped buns into a greased casserole dish
cover and allow to rise until double in size, again.
once doubled in size and fluffy
preheat oven to 400* F
mix up egg wash and brush it over the top of the fluffy, not-baked hamburger buns then sprinkle with sesame seeds
bake for 10-14 minutes depending on bun size
buns are done when the tops are golden brown