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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Burger Buns



 Home Made Burger Buns

These gorgeous looking homemade burger buns turned out super soft

One of the best bun recipes i have stumbled upon.

 I have triple  tested this recipe and each time it turned out really well. 





 
 Ingredients

1/2 cup Milk
1/2cup water
3 tbsp  unsalted butter
4 cups flour
2 1/2 tblsp active dry yeast
3 tbsp sugar
3 eggs beaten
2 tsp salt

(1 egg  beaten with 2 tbsps water , for egg wash)
seseme seeds(optional)


Instructions
  1. Prepare a warm water mixture : In a small saucepan, combine the milk, water, and butter. Warm over medium heat until butter is melted. Cool for about 5 minutes, or until temperature is 120-130 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine 2 cups of the  flour, the yeast, sugar and salt. Add the warm water mixture, followed by the beaten eggs, (mixing on low speed if  using an electric stand mixer fitted with a dough hook which makes the job pretty easier!). 
  3. Add the remaining  flour 2 tablespoons at a time (while mixing on medium low speed until dough almost clears the bowl) and is only a slightly sticky to the touch (It's okay if some dough sticks to your fingers). You may not need all of the remaining flour, or you may need more than is called for. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-7 minutes more.
  4. Gather dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with cling wrap(Spray some cling wrap with  cooking spray ) and put in a warm place and allow to rise until doubled, 1 to 2 hours.
  5. Punch down dough and let rest for a few minutes. Divide dough into eight equal pieces and shape into balls. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. 
  6. Spray cling wrap with non-stick cooking spray and place over the shaped buns. Return to a warm place and continue to rise for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  8.  Brush buns with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
  9. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
(recipe adapted from Completely Delicious)
In order to keep your buns soft, here's an important tip ,

Right after taking the buns out of the oven dab some butter on the buns and keep them covered with a tea-towel for a couple of minutes to soften .