Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Homemade Hamburger Buns

There have been so many new burger joints opening around here lately, it's completely ridiculous. We don't go out for a burger that often, but we've just about tried them all. And if you would have asked me who makes the best burgers around here, I would have said that 5 Guys and the BYU creamery were a pretty close tie, even though they have different burgers. But now that I've had fresh, homemade buns, I might just be a little disappointed the next time I go anywhere for a burger. It really changes your whole hamburger experience! Try it the next time you want to do a hamburger cookout! It's just a simple dinner roll recipe, minus some of the sugar.

4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 package active yeast
1 cup whole milk or cream
2 Tbl. sugar
1/3 cup butter
3/4 tsp. salt
2 beaten eggs

In a large mixing bowl, stir together only 2 cups flour and yeast.
In saucepan, heat and stir milk, butter, sugar and salt just till warm. Add milk mixture to dry mixture along with eggs. Beat with mixer on low to medium speed, scraping bowl, then turn to high for 3 minutes. Stir in as much as remaining flour as possible.
Knead dough on floured surface to make stiff dough. Place dough in lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise till double, about 1 hour.
Divide dough into twelve equal balls, then roll out flat, about 1/2 inch thick, and place next to each other on lightly greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise about 30 minutes or till double in size.
Bake in a 375º oven for 12-15 minutes, or till golden. Cool completely on wire rack. (Makes 12 buns).

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