~ They are hearty but still soft
~ Easy to make, utilizes the bread machine
~ The recipe makes enough to freeze some for later
~They can be used for more than just hamburgers. (chicken salad, egg salad, dinner rolls, hot dog buns)
~They are inexpensive
I grilled hamburgers for dinner tonight. They made me happy. Quite frankly, the whole meal made me very happy. (*warning-brag fest coming up...) These buns turned out great, I used fresh herbs from my herb pot to season Roasted Red Potatoes, the lettuce for our burgers was from the garden, and dessert... oh... dessert is gonna be so good! After I publish this post, I will be off to my local co-op to get some plain vanilla ice cream. I have been up to my elbows in strawberries the last few days, and thought that Banana Splits would just do our bodies some good.:) I have fresh chopped strawberries, bananas, and I'm going to make Homemade Chocolate Syrup. I think I'll grab some nuts while I'm there at the grocery store. YUM!
I just love summer. (sigh)
Bliss Tree. I use the same ingredients but different method. She said you can use these as either Hamburger or Hot dog buns. If you have a minute, you should check out her post. She goes on a rant mid post that made me smile (and after eating homemade jam made from freshly picked strawberries today, I totally get her)-you'll have to click on over to know what I'm talking about. Oh, and if you don't want to make these in the bread machine, click over to her recipe.
Homemade Hamburger Buns (using the bread machine)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoons honey
1 egg, room temperature
4 1/2 cups flour (unbleached, whole wheat, or a mix) ( I used 3 cups whole wheat, 11/2 cups white)
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (or one pkg)
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
~Pour milk, water, melted butter and honey into a glass bowl. Microwave until warm, just to take the chill off. Add the egg.
~Pour into bread machine. Measure flour and put on top of wet ingredients. Make a little well in the flour, add yeast and salt.
~Set machine to dough cycle. When finished, take dough out, knead for a few turns, then divide into 16 pieces (12 for larger buns). Roll into balls, place on greased sheet (I used parchment paper instead), flatten tops down a bit, cover with a cloth and let rise 30 minutes until about doubled.
~Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
*You can brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, coarse sea salt or whatever you would like. I forgot this step, but I bet they would be pretty!
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