Don’t Buy It, Make It: Hamburger Buns

Craving burgers? No buns? No problem, this recipe will make you 12 fresh hamburger buns.

You will need:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vital wheat gluten
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Step 1: Add all ingredients in bread maker in the order listed in the ingredient list and select dough cycle.

Step 2: After your dough cycle has completed remove the risen dough and punch down.

Step 3: Divide dough into 12 equal pieces.

Step 4: Roll each piece of dough into a ball on parchment paper and let rise in a warm place for 30-45 min. or until double in size.

*Image of the dough after 35 min, it has doubled in size.

Step 5: Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 12 min or until golden brown on top. Let cool, slice in half and enjoy.

The dough can also be made in a stand mixer using the following method:

Step 1:  Combine yeast in the warm water with 1 tbs. of sugar in the bowl of your mixer and let sit 5 min. to proof.

Step 2: After the 5 min. add the oil to the proofed yeast mixture.

Step 3: In a separate bowl mix your flour, vital wheat gluten, and salt and add to the yeast/oil mixture in 1 cup increments and mix until dough forms.

Step 4: Let dough rise for 45 min or until doubled in size.

Step 5: Remove the risen dough and punch down and divide into 12 equal pieces.

Step 6: Roll each piece of dough into a ball on parchment paper and let rise in a warm place for 30-45 min. or until double in size.

Step 7: Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 12 min or until golden brown on top. Let cool, slice in half and enjoy.

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