My Beautiful Soft Buns

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Special Occasion | 1 comment

Traditionally, everyone grills something on the Fourth of July. Right?  If you are planning burgers or sliders, why not make your own Beautiful Burger Buns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recipe is courtesy of King Arthur Flour, soft and vaguely sweet but as you might have guessed, I tweaked it ever so slightly—and they make even a sandwich sing the Star-Spangled Banner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I proof my yeast when making bread or pizza dough in 3/4 to 1 cup of water.  The lesser amount works during the summer months or in humid weather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mix the butter (I used coconut oil), salt, sugar (I used only 1 tablespoon), egg with the flour. With the mixer on low speed, add the yeast mixture around the edge of the bowl.  If the dough doesn't come together-- add more water a tablespoon at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dough comes together easily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round out the dough and place it in an oiled bowl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover and let rise until doubled in size (about 2 hours).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gently deflate the dough,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and divide into 8 pieces (I weighed each portion and got 9 3-ounce pieces).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I skipped the additional butter topping and used an egg white and sprinkled the tops with black sesame seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For smaller buns divide the dough into 12 pieces or even smaller 3-inch "slider bun"s.  Allow them to rise, covered with a light towel, for about an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They really are the best soft buns ever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment

  1. 7-2-2014

    These sound heavenly…. Wow I need to make burgers or gourmet sandwiches … Your so amazing Peggy!!!

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