Do I need to sell you on the idea of warm, yeasty, fresh from the oven Homemade Hamburger Buns? I think I might, because some days I need to remind myself that they are easy and they are soooo very worth it!
When your husband says, “How about hamburgers tonight?” and you think that might work for an easy dinner except you don’t have any buns? Well, problem solved right here. You make them in minutes and then just go about your day while the magic happens (ya know, like the dough rising and stuff). Don’t be intimated. These are EASY! And any leftovers work great for next-day sandwiches like pulled pork or BBQ chicken or Cubans. Mmmm….
And, yes, you can change the shape and use them deliciously for hot dogs or brats as well.
To start, warm
1 c. milk,
3/4 c. water,
and 1/2 c. butter over low heat until the butter is melted. Cool until lukewarm.
Now, mix together:
2 c. flour,
4 1/2 tsp. yeast (or two .25 oz. packages)
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt.
Add the lukewarm liquid to the dry ingredients and mix well. I use my stand mixer and slowly add in the remaining 3 cups of flour. Let the mixer knead the dough (dough hook is great to switch to most of the way through) for 2-3 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Grease two baking sheets with butter and then form 12-15 balls of dough about 3-4 inches in size. I flatten a glob of dough slightly, and then tuck the ends under to keep the top smooth and then set each one on the baking sheet. Let these beauties rise in a warm spot until doubled in size (usually a half an hour or so).
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until beautifully golden brown. Let cool before slicing.
See? That wasn’t so bad, was it? The only danger is that once you try these, you may never go back to the bags at the store! :o)
- 1 c. Milk
- ¾ c. water
- ½ c. butter
- 5 c. flour
- 4½ tsp. yeast
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ c. sugar
- Warm milk, water, and butter over low heat until the butter has melted. Cool until lukewarm.
- Mix together the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.
- Add the lukewarm liquid to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Grease two baking sheets with butter.
- Form 12-15 balls of dough about 3-4 inches in size by flattening the dough slightly, keeping the top smooth, and tucking the ends under.
- Let them rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before slicing.
Adapted from this recipe from all recipes.com. Many thanks!