Recipe by Sally
"This recipe can be used to make either hamburger buns or hot dog buns. My husband says they are 'top of the line.' Nice and soft."
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4 1/2 cups
1 (.25 ounce) package
1 1/2 teaspoons
I've been making this recipe for a few years now. It's even easier if you have a bread maker. Just throw all of the ingredients into the bread maker, making sure to slightly beat the egg first. Run it on the dough cycle. Once that's complete, follow the rest of the recipe from step 3.
Overall this recipe was good, not as good as some of the reviews I read prior to making them though. The rolls were a little heavier then I was originally looking for. I did find as other reviews stated you need to let them raise allot longer then the recipe said, I let mine raise 2 hours. I made 12 hamburger buns, but they weren't as big as I really like. Next time would only make 9 to get the size I really want.
I have started a baking/cooking business and I made these to go with shredded bbq beef for sandwiches.
After a few trys I got them exactly how I wanted them and they get rave reviews from the members of the social club I cook for.
After the dough is mixed and kneaded I do let it rise in a greased, covered bowl for about an hour. Punch it down and turn it out and cut it into 8 pieces. I form them into balls and put on the greased sheet and flatten. Cover them with a light dish towel and let rise again about another hour. After this rising I brush some egg white on 4 of them and sprinkle with sesame seeds then bake as directed.
I make onion rolls from this too. I just add 2 Tablespoons dried minced onion and 1/2 Teaspoon onion salt (decrease regular salt to 1 Teaspoon)to the flour mix (before the milk and eggs are added) and after the second rising I bursh egg white on them and sprinkle more dried minced onion on top and bake. The onion rolls in particular are fabulous with the shredded beef sandwiches!
Instant yeast conversion: 1 package instant yeast is about 1 Tablespoon; to substitute regular dry yeast use 1 tbsp + 1 tsp (4 tsp total). Let it proof before adding to recipe, and use 2 rises.
If using quick-rise yeast, use the same amount (4 tsp), add it directly with the flour, but omit the first rise; instead let it rest for 10 min.
I substituted 1 cup of white flour with: 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup oat bran, and 1/4 cup flax meal. I also used sucanat (raw sugar) instead of white. Gives a very different flavour and it's a bit heavy, but still very yummy and better than store-bought!
These are SO soft and SO fluffy! ***TIP:*** after kneading dough just plop all of it in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for an hour in a cool oven (don't turn the oven on). The yeast creates heat and placing it in the enclosed oven keeps it warm and it will rise fuller and faster. Then take it out, punch it down and shape them however you want (They make great rolls too) in a pan or on a cookie sheet. Cover them and place them back in the cool oven to rise another hour. Take them out, uncover them, brush with melted butter or an egg wash, and turn the oven on and let it preheat. Bake as the directions state. This bread is the softest most delicious bread I have ever tasted.
Also: I just threw my butter, water and milk in a bowl and put it in the microwave for a minute. If the mixture is really warm, but not too warm where you can place your finger in it and not burn yourself, it is the perfect temp. If the mixture gets too hot it will kill off the yeast and leave you with dense bread.
***1 packet of instant yeast is aprox. 1 tablespoon. I have a large package of yeast and do not use the little packets. So if you aren't using the packets either, just use a tablespoon full.
Awesome recipe! I just threw everything in the bread machine and had perfect hot dog buns! Wont be buying store-bought anymore...
Excellent. I used my bread machine dough cycle and they came out perfect. I let the dough rise for an hour before shaping the buns. Then I let the buns rise for 35 minutes. The best!!
These were easy to make, but a little on the dense side. I would try the recipe again with a little more yeast.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Burger or Hot Dog Buns
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 46
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