Friday, September 26, 2008

Food Friday - Hamburger Buns

These have a really nice texture and taste. We had them last week with sloppy Joes and they were enjoyed by all: 5 Celery Sticks* from the whole Bamafam.

You can do this either by hand or in a Kitchen Aid (or whatever).

1 T Yeast
1 T Sugar
1/2 C Warm Water

1 T Butter
1 Egg White (save the yolk)
1 1/2 t Salt

Yeast Mixture
1 T Honey

Knead in:
1 3/4 C Flour

  • Knead by hand for 10 minutes or with machine for 5 minutes. The dough will be pretty soft and sticky.
  • Cover and let rise until double in size (60-90 minutes).
  • Punch down (use flour to lessen the stickiness).
  • Divide into two lumps and then divide each lump into three parts.
  • Form six round lumps of dough and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Using your leftover egg yolk and 1 T of water, make an egg bath and coat your buns generously. (At this point you can also top with sesame seeds, garlic salt, onion salt, or whatever tickles your fancy.)
  • Cover and let rise 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 f and bake 15 minutes.
  • Cool, slice in half, eat.

*Food Friday has a new rating system (as opposed to the old one? I know...). If I share a recipe that we have recently tried, I will let you know how we enjoyed it. Stars just don't seem culinary enough though so we will rate it on a scale of 1-5 Celery Sticks (5 being the best of course). Some day Phil is going to create me an image that I can actually show the ratings but for now you will have to be content to read the ratings.

5 response(s):

xunil2 said...

I am definitely trying this...

Alisha said...

Did you really post this recipe at 3:15 this morning? I will have to give it a try!

Layne said...

Rad! I'ma try this.

Cassavaugh Family said...

Wow what a cool idea. Honestly I have never thought to try and make my own hamburg buns. Looks like my husband already said he is going to make it. I will let him make it!

Amanda said...

So I saw some star ratings on another blog ( I guess they used

Might be a fun addition to your food friday recipes.