Homemade Easy Peasy Hamburger Buns
Ok, I know homemade hamburger buns…EASY? No way! Well, you’re wrong. This recipe is wonderful and it truly is easy peasy. Trust me! By the way, it won’t take long to prepare and while you’re doing other things the rise is simple. Tips for making homemade bread: The biggest tip my hubby the bread maker tells me… 1) Watch that the milk is not too hot or too cold for anything mixed with yeast or you will spoil the yeast 2) While you knead the dough, make sure you time it and pull the bread to see the elasticity. I should have taken a picture of this for you but was so into it I forgot. Anyway, I think you will be proud of yourself for making these and with the big game coming up it will be a special treat! You can make them smaller for sliders. Great for bigger crowds too! Here ya go! Ingredients: 1 cup warm almond milk (100 degrees F) 1 tbsp active dry yeast ¼ cup organic sugar 2 tbsp melted butter 1 egg (room temp) 1 tsp fine sea salt 3-3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour For the top of buns: 1 egg beaten with 1 tsp water (wash on top of bread dough to give it a shiny look) Sesame seedsDirections:
- Combine milk and yeast in small bowl. Make sure milk is not more than 100 degrees. Stir well. Pour into larger bowl.
- Mix in sugar, butter, and egg, then add the salt and flour.
- Pull dough onto lightly floured counter and knead for 6-8 minutes. The dough should be smooth and have elasticity.
- Set aside in a warm place and cover with a towel for an hour or doubled in size.
- Punch down dough and divide into 8 equal balls onto a pan that you have greased and dusted with cornmeal.
- Flatten into 3” circles. I used the lid of a mason jar to make my circles.
- Let rise for 30 minutes then beat your egg and water and brush on each bun top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Place in 375-degree oven and bake for 14-16 minutes or until nicely golden brown.