Homemade Hamburger Buns

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In the summer, you will undoubtedly find yourself making hamburgers on the grill many times. Rather than buying store-bought buns, you can instead prepare this homemade hamburger buns recipe, which will give you perfectly fresh, fluffy bread that will take your hamburgers up a notch. You might think that baking buns at home are time-consuming and challenging, but if you have just a few moments to spare during the day, you can easily make fresh bread or buns. The reason is that bread recipes don’t require that much hands-on time, just resting and baking time, so once you have mixed the dough, you can walk away from it for an hour or so until it is doubled in size. This process for making buns recipes allows you to get on with the other things in your day.

This hamburger buns recipe uses several ingredients you will likely already have available, like yeast, milk, flour and eggs, but even if you don’t have an ingredient like bread flour, it is very easy to find. Bread flour includes more protein than all-purpose flour does, which causes the bread and buns you make with it to develop more gluten, and therefore, a chewier, denser texture. You can substitute bread flour for all-purpose, though; the texture will just be a little fluffier which may be preferable to some individuals. Traditional bread ingredients for bread recipes are yeast, water, salt, and flour, but this version includes some butter and eggs for richness and some sugar for sweetness. If you enjoy a rich and flavourful bun for your hamburgers, the homemade hamburger bun recipe is the one for you. No matter what variety of bread you make, the steps will always be very similar. This easy recipe for buns starts with activating the yeast in warm water and milk, which is a crucial step for causing your bread to rise, which produces a fluffy texture to the loaf or bun. If your yeast doesn’t dissolve and foam in the warm liquid, which will be an indication right from the beginning as to whether your yeast is fresh enough to bake with.

Nutrition Facts for: Homemade Hamburger Buns from Your Home Based Mom

Ingredients: Water, milk, active dry yeast, sugar,eggs, bread flour, salt, butter.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 266, Calories from Fat 55, Total Fat 6.1g 9%, Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%, Cholesterol 53mg 18%, Sodium 342mg 14%, Potassium 93mg 3%, Carbohydrates 44.9g 15%, Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%, Sugars 5.0g, Protein 7.3g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 16%%

No matter the bread recipe, the yeast should foam and produce a beer-like scent when it is properly activated. Once this happens, all the other ingredients get added and kneaded to produce a smooth, elastic dough. Kneading is a necessary step in bun recipes because it exercises the gluten in the flour, which helps your bread produce a desirable texture. Next is has to double in size before being divided into buns. If you enjoy your hamburger buns plain, you can certainly do that, but this easy bun recipe recommends sprinkling with some sesame or poppy seeds if desired. The seeds are an excellent option because they make the buns look pretty, but they also provide a toasty, nutty flavor to the rolls. Alternatively, you could sprinkle the tops with large flake oats or flax seeds for a fiber boost or even some grated Parmesan cheese for a crackling finish. Thank you to Leigh Anne, the author of ‘Your Homebased Mom’ recipe blog, for sharing her homemade hamburger bun recipe with us.

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