This recipe makes the softest, most perfect hamburger bun! The dough is a bit stickier, and it has a much longer rise time…. 90 min 1st rise with a 60 min second rise, but oh so worth the long wait! It made the most delicious and perfect buns last night for dinner with my homemade sloppy joe’s!
Ingredients: 1 cup warm water 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbs yeast (instant) 1 egg (beat together then add:) 3 cups flour (i used bread flour) and have 1 additional cup of flour on the side, in case your dough is too wet, mine was perfect. 3 tbs soft butter 1 tsp salt
knead 5-7 min….. rise 90 min…. then punch down dough, log it, cut it into 8-12 buns depending on how large you want your hamburger buns (i made 8 and kept mine large) flatten with your hand, place on greased pan, spray tops, 2n rise 60 min, apply melted butter to tops, bake at 350 for 15-17 min (mine took 15 min), then while hot, apply 2nd coat of melted butter to tops. So SOFT! ENJOY!!!!
Basic white bread recipe:
3/4 cup warm water
2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs butter
1/2 cup warm water + 2 tbs milk powder or 1/2 cup warm milk
3 cups all-purpose flour (approx)
In medium bowl mix yeast sugar and warm water. Allow to proof. (Wait 5 minutes if using traditional yeast or just mix if using instant)
Add salt veg oil and warm milk.
Add 2 cups of flour. Dough should be quite sticky. Stir until well mixed.
Now add flour 1/4 cup at time and stir until to stiff to stir.
Turn out onto floured board or counter.
Knead. Need until no longer sticky and dough is smooth.
Rise 1 hour.
After first rise roll out with rolling pin to 1/4 inch thickness. Should be about 9×13.
Coat with thin layer of butter
Sprinkle with thick layer of brown sugar.
Sprinkle with generous amount of cinnamon.
Roll starting at long end.
Should have a 13 inch long roll.
Cut into 12 equal slices.
In a sauce pan melt .5 cup butter and .5 cup brown sugar.
Pour into 9×13 pan.
Place rolls spiral side down into pan on top of caramel mixture in 3×4 pattern.
Allow to rise 30 minutes.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
Allow to cool only 5 minutes.
Flip onto plate on cookie sheet covered in tinfoil. Do not wait longer or caramel sauce may harden and prevent bun removal.Credit: Naida