Make a basic meal spectacular by learning how to make hamburger buns from scratch. Nothing warms up a kitchen or fuels the appetite like the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven. Your ordinary hamburger will become a gourmet delight with homemade hamburger buns.
To make Hamburger Buns from scratch, you will need:
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
- 2 teaspoons salt
6 cups all purpose flour
Warm the milk in a small sauce pan. Add the melted the butter to the sauce pan. Remove from heat and mix in the sugar, ¼ cup warm water, and yeast. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes until the yeast begins to bubble. Pour the mixture into a large bowl.
Mix the salt and flour together in a separate bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture to the yeast mixture. Mix until all the flour is absorbed into soft dough that moves away from the sides of the bowl. Form the dough into 24 equal balls and place them 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Place the cookies sheet in a warm area and let the dough rise for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Cool the buns for 1 to 2 minutes before slicing them open. Yields 24 hamburger buns.
Flavor your homemade hamburger bun dough with spices or add poppy or sesame seeds to the top of the buns before baking. Use half white flour and half whole wheat of organic flour to enhance the recipe.
Do not overheat the milk to avoid damaging the yeast. The mild should be warmed to 105 -110 degrees.