Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Best Hamburger Buns
So if your in, here is the Canadian Living recipe I used. Maybe these buns had a hand in helping me win the challenge?
Suggestion: I like to sprinkle some coarse cornmeal on the baking tins before placing the buns on for baking.
Canadian Living "Best Hamburger Buns":
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast (2-1/4tsp)
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
5 cups all purpose flour
1 egg yolk
In a large bowl dissolve the 1 teaspoon of sugar in warm water and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Let it stand for about 10 minutes, until frothy. In a microwave or a stove top heat the milk, remaining sugar, butter and salt on low heat just until the butter has melted. Allow to cool to lukewarm before adding the yeast mixture.
Beat the mixture with and electric mixer while adding 3 cups of flour ( 1 cup at a time).
Form into a ball and transfer to a large bowl which has been greased. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm draft- free place for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
Punch down the dough and turn out onto a lightly floured work surface.
Roll out into a log and cut into 16 pieces.
Form into small balls, stretch and pinch dough underneath to smooth the tops.
cover and allow to rise until double in bulk..30-60 minutes.
Gently brush each bun with egg wash (egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon water). Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Posted by Anna C