Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hamburger Buns

From scratch in only 40 mins!

* 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
* 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets (I just used the pizza stone).
Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.

1 comment:

Katelin said...

OOh, I'm going to be trying this one... especially as the weather warms up a little bit. Homemade buns would be great for cookouts! (I'm gonna replace the egg with ground flax seeds beaten with warm water...)
Very useful information! :-)