Basic Burger Buns

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Last Updated on May 30, 2015 by Chef Mireille

Homemade Burger Buns

For the last bread post for this week’s Tame the Yeast group, I recreated Gayathri‘s Burger Buns. Her original recipe was a Vegetarian friendly eggless version, but when I finally got around to making these buns last night, I realized I did not have any yogurt that replaces the egg. Therefore, I went with a version that includes egg.

The weather has started to cool and since I don’t live in her tropical climate, the bread did take longer to rise. Regardless, these made perfectly soft burger buns.

Burger Buns
(adapted from Gayathri)

Yield: 4 buns

  • 1 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup warm water (120 – 130 F)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Using an electric mixer, combine flour, sugar, salt, yeast, butter, egg and milk in the bowl. With the dough hook attachment, mix it for a few seconds.
Add water a little at a time, until you have a soft dough. Using a Kitchen Aid on speed 2, knead for 4 minutes or by hand, knead for 10 minutes. The dough should be smooth and very soft.
Place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Cover with a kitchen towel, until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours in the cool climate of the northeastern US.
Punch out air. On a lightly floured surface, knead for a few minutes. Divide into 4 equal portions and roll into 4 smooth balls.
Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray with non stick spray. Place the 4 balls on the cookie sheet and flatten them a bit.

Cover with a kitchen towel until doubled in size, about another 1 1/2 hours.
After an hour, start to preheat the oven to 350 F.
Brush the tops of the buns with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown.

If you would like to make these buns pure Vegetarian, replace the egg with 1/4 cup yogurt and a pinch of baking soda.

These burger buns are perfect for any burger or sandwich.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 45

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