Sunday, July 21, 2013
Homemade Hamburger Buns
1 1/2 c. of warm water 1 pkg. yeast (1 tsp.)
1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. melted margarine 3 1/3 c. flour
1/4 c. vital wheat gluten
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Put the warm water into a mixing bowl and add in the honey. Stir and add the yeast and mix gently. Place the bowl in a warm area and let it rest for 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes has elapsed, stir in the margarine, gluten and salt. Stir in the flour and stir it just until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Gluten can be found in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. Gluten is what makes the bread product rise so high and be light in taste and not all heavy.
Now, place the dough on a floured surface and knead the dough about 20 times. Butter a bowl and placed the kneaded dough inside and let it rise until doubled. Once it has doubled, punch the dough down and pinch off some dough and roll it into a golf ball sized ball. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Butter a cookie sheet and place the ball shaped dough pieces on it to rise again. As they are rising, mix together 2 T. milk with an egg. When the dough has doubled in size, brush each one with the egg/milk mixture.
Bake them for 27 minutes. Pull out the buns, brush with melted margarine and slice in half. Enjoy these hot and delicious hamburger buns!