Beautiful Burger Buns

I love that I save¬†money making buns like this at home. They’re fresh, free of preservatives and artificial ingredients and so much more flavorful than anything you can find at Publix. The only down-side to making so many different things at home is that I’ve ruined my son’s chances at finding a wife who does the same. He’s mindful of the things I make asking if it’s “from scratch” and couldn’t stop telling me last night how my cooking is the “best in the world”:) Anyway, I used these for this sandwich and they were a good fit for because they held up well to all the sandwich ingredients without falling apart. Thanks for reading, enjoy!

Beautiful Burger Buns – adapted from King Arthur Flour

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

Directions –

1. Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients – by hand, mixer, or bread machine – to make a soft, smooth dough.

2. Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 hour, or until it’s doubled in bulk.

3. Gently deflate the dough, and divide it into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round 1″ thick (more or less); flatten to about 3″ across. Place the buns on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour, until very puffy.

4. If desired, brush buns with melted butter. Or brush lightly with egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water), and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

5. Bake the buns in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, till golden. Cool on a rack.