September 2, 2008

Hamburger Buns

I am so sick of not being able to find good buns at the store, or having them cost more than the meat. So I started making my own in June. I tried a half dozen recipes with some success, but the ones I made this weekend were fabulous. Even my husband said they were great. He hasn't been a fan of my other tries, asking why we couldn't just buy hamburger buns...

5-6 cups of whole wheat flour
2 T yeast (I used regular old fashioned active dry yeast, but I'm sure any would do)
1/3 cup powdered milk
2 cups warm water (or substitute 2c. rice milk, soy milk or whatever for the water and pwd milk)
1/4 c oil
2 T honey
2 eggs
2 t salt
2 T dough enhancer

Mix the yeast, liquid and 3 cups of flour together. Dump everything else in and knead 10 minutes, or until gluten is well developed. The dough should just clean the sides of the bowl, but still be a little tacky to the touch. Let rise until double.

Form into buns. I made balls and flattened them. Preheat oven to 350. Let dough rise about 20 minutes then place in hot oven and bake 18-20 minutes.

This recipe made 13 good size buns. They held together beautifully and we nice and soft.


Courtney said...

Those look really good- we have had similar problems at home.

Nicole said...

What is dough enhancer?

Heidi said...

Sorry it took me a week. Dough enhancer is a hodge podge of things that are supposed to help your dough. It is at a lot of little kitchen stores here in UT.
If you add some gluten, and a vitamin C tablet instead you will have almost the same thing. I just throw the vitamin c tablet in my grinder with my wheat or crush it with 2 spoons

Heather {Healthy Family Cookin} said...

I made these and they turned out delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!