Hamburger Potato Buns

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Quick Post: Once you have made homemade buns, there will be no going back to store-bought! These are fluffy, flavorful and substantial enough for all your toppings. Thanks for reading, enjoy! 🙂

Hamburger Potato Buns – adapted from King Arthur Flour

**Recipe modified for a double batch**

  • 4 cups AP flour (5oo grams), hold back about 1/4 cup
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour (240 grams), hold back about 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup potato flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups milk, warmed

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Directions –

1) Combine all of the dough ingredients and mix and knead them — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — to make a soft dough.

2) Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until it’s almost doubled in bulk.

3) Turn the dough onto a lightly greased surface, gently deflate it, and divide it into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.

4) Place the balls into the greased cups of a hamburger bun pan, flattening gently. Or place them on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving about 2″ to 3″ between them; flatten gently.

5) Cover and let rise until the buns have doubled in size, 60 to 90 minutes. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.

6) Bake the buns for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they’re light golden brown.

7) Remove them from the oven, and brush them with melted butter, if desired.

8) Transfer the buns to a rack to cool. Store buns, well-wrapped, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.

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These are super easy to make and I really enjoy working with the dough. They hold up well to what ever you end up putting on them whether it’s saucy pulled pork, a juicy hamburger or a grilled chicken sandwich. Thanks for reading, enjoy!

Burger Buns – adapted from BakerStreet

  • 4 cups (480 grams) bread flour
  • 2ÂĽ tsp (7 grams) dry yeast
  • ÂĽ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 whole egg
  • ½ cup mashed potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tsp water (optional)
 Directions –
In a mixing bowl sift the flour. Make a well in the middle and pour ¼ cup lukewarm water. Sprinkle the yeast and leave at room temperature until the yeast is dissolved and it foams, like a sponge. When the yeast is proofed, add the egg, mashed potatoes, butter and salt. If you’re using a stand up mixing, with the dough hook on, start mixing slowly adding ½ cup water and keep mixing until the dough comes clean from the sides of the bowl.

If you’re mixing by hand, use a Danish whisk or a wooden spoon and slowly add water in the middle of the flour mixture until the dough is formed. Take the dough out of the bowl (no mater if you’re using a stand-up mixer or a Danish whisk) and place it on a floured working surface. Knead by hand until it becomes smooth and elastic, about 5-7 minutes. Place the dough into a floured or oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature until doubled in volume.

Take the dough out of the bowl, place it on a floured surface and divide it into 8-12 buns, depending on how small/big you want the buns. Place the buns on a baking sheet, cover and leave at room temperature until almost doubled in size.

Meanwhile heat the oven to 375F. Just before putting the buns in the oven, brush them with egg wash (egg yolk mixed with water) Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden. Leave to cool slightly before removing them from the baking sheet. You can store the buns in the fridge or in the freezer. When ready to use again, just heat the oven to 350F and place the buns in the oven for few minutes until warm. Or you can microwave them for few seconds.