Quick Hamburger Buns


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Quick Hamburger Buns

These buns are quick and easy…even if you don’t bake, you can make these!  They taste so much better than the ones you buy in the store.  Making sliders or really big burgers and just can’t find the right size bun?  No problem!  You now have the flexibility to create any shape or size  bun you want.  With an extra kick of yeast, they rise before your eyes in 10-15 minutes and are ready to bake and on the table in about 40 minutes.  Almost quicker than a trip to the grocery store!  Adapted from Taste of Home.

Quick Hamburger BunsPlace warm water, yeast and sugar in a mixer bowl and stir to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes or until foamy.

Quick Hamburger BunsKnead dough for about 3 minutes until smooth.

Quick Hamburger BunsTransfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until you can form a smooth ball.

Quick Hamburger BunsDivide dough according to the size buns that you desire.

Quick Hamburger BunsShape each ball into a bun by pinching the sides with your fingers and pulling the dough up and towards the center, finishing by pushing it into the middle of the bun. 

Quick Hamburger BunsBake in 425 degree oven for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Quick Hamburger Buns
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Serves: 8-12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees F) The temp is important to activating the yeast!
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3½ cups All Purpose flour plus more for kneading the dough
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  • 1 tablespoon melted butter (optional for brushing on buns once they come out of the oven)
Instructions
  1. Place warm water, yeast and sugar in a mixer bowl and stir to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes or until foamy. (You must have the foamy consistency or your yeast isn't working right) See picture above.
  2. Add melted butter, oil, salt and egg and mix briefly in mixer(with mixing attachment). Add flour and continue to mix until the dough begins to form.
  3. Scrape around the sides and attach the dough hook. Knead dough for about 3 minutes until smooth.
  4. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until you can form a smooth ball. Divide dough according to the size buns that you desire. I divided it into eight balls which made average size hamburger buns. (see pictures above)
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  6. Cover your baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Shape each ball into a bun by pinching the sides with your fingers and pulling the dough up and towards the center, finishing by pushing it into the middle of the bun. Continue all the way around the bun to for a nice round yet slightly flat piece of dough. (see pictures) Place bun onto baking sheet with the smooth side up about 3 inches apart.
  7. Cover the tray with a clean kitchen towel and let rest in a warm place. (I use my warming drawer on "Proof" or turn the oven on to 200 degrees and then turn it off before placing the buns in to rest) Allow to rest 10-15 minutes. (If for some reason they aren't quite as big as you would like after this rest, you can always let them rest longer, checking every 10 minutes for size)
  8. Remove towel, and bake in 425 degree oven for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool on a wire rack. Brush with melted butter if desired.

 

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