Kittencal’s Hamburger/Burger Buns Recipe

Kittencal’s Hamburger/Burger Buns Recipe

Total Time

02:22 mins

Preparation 02:00 mins

Cooking 00:22 mins

Recipe ingredients:

  • 1 cup water/' title="warm water">warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 3⁄4 cup warm whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons sugar (for a less sweeter bun reduce to 3 tablespoons)
  • 1⁄4 cup melted crisco shortening (i use butter flavor)
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose white flour (u.s. residents use bread flour, you may need more four start with 3-1/2 cups and add in more while m)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Preparation of the recipe:

Proof the yeast in 1 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon sugar; let sit for 10 minutes until foamy.

In a heavy duty stand mixer, fitted with a kneader hook, add in the 3-1/2 cups flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, melted Crisco, warm milk and salt (and the malt powder if using).

Add in the proofed yeast; mix to create a soft semi-sticky dough that holds around the blade, adding in more flour as needed (do not add in too much as it will create a heavy bun, dough should be semi-sticky.

Knead dough for 7-8 minutes.

Remove dough, and let rest on the counter, covered with a clean dish towel for 10 minutes (this is an important step!).

Knead the dough gently for 30 seconds with hands.

Place dough in a large well-greased/oiled bowl.

Cover, and let rise in a warm spot for 60-90 minutes, or until double in size (I like to rise my dough in the oven, just set oven to 200 degrees and warm for 3 minutes, then turn off the heat while you are making the dough, this will create a perfect temperature to raise dough in, and usually takes only 1 hour to rise with oven method).

Punch down dough.

Shape into large balls, and place on a large greased cookie sheet (you should get 12 balls on the sheet).

Cover with a light clean tea towel, and let rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes, or until almost doubled (warm oven rise should take 30 minutes.

Set oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix together 1 egg white with 1 tsp water; whisk/mix well.

Carefully brush the tops and sides of the buns with the egg/water mixture.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake for approx.22 minutes, or until golden brown.

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