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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hamburger Buns

Making burgers today! I could go to the store and pay $1 for a pack of buns, and I won't lie, I do that pretty often. But, if you want a nice homemade burger bun, here's what you do:

1/2 cup water between 80-105 degrees
3 Tbsp sugar
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
2 cups flour
1/4 cup Crisco
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg for egg wash

Combine the water and sugar; stir in yeast and let proof for 5 minutes.
Put your flour, salt, Crisco, and egg into a bowl. Add yeast mixture and mix with your hands until it comes together. Turn this out onto a floured surface and knead knead knead. It should end up somewhat stiff. Place your dough ball into an oiled bowl and let rise for 1 hour.
Once risen, divide into 4-6 portions. Press them somewhat flat with your palm and let those rest for about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375.
Take an egg and mix it with 1 Tbsp water, this is your egg wash. Spoon or brush your egg wash over the buns. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.