Burger Buns


I just love hamburgers! They are the kind of fun food that just everybody likes. Eating with your hands is a very grounding experience that especially grownups should do once in a while. However, in Europe it is almost impossible to by good buns that taste like the real thing. That is why I found this ultra-quick recipe at Taste of Home. I was skeptical at first, but after a few adjustments I made to the original recipe they come out just PERFECT!!


Makes 4 buns:
1 Tsp dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (30°)
1/6 cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 Tsp salt
About 2 cups all-purpose flour (more if needed)
2 Tbsp Milk

Preheat oven to 180°C. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water let stand for 5 minutes. In a large bowl heap flour and make a hole in the middle. Add yeast mixture, oil, sugar, egg and salt and enough flour to form a soft dough that is not sticky.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 4 pieces; shape each into a ball and press them flat. Place 6 cm apart on lined baking sheets.
Cover with a clean dishtowel and let rest for 10-30 minutes (I let it rest for 30 minutes. The dough doesn’t rise a lot, but that is ok.) Bake at 180° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. The buns rise a lot in this time. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. While still hot brush the buns with milk. This way they will shine as they do at the diner.

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