Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hamburger Buns

I have started to make a lot more bread in our house. Ever since i got my Kitchen-Aid for my birthday I have wanted to make all of our bread because getting healthy bread without all the extras in it is really expensive. Plus with my Kitchen-Aid i dont have to knead by hand so its really easy! I found this recipe at Annie's Eats (if you can't tell... i really like her blog). These were so so yummy i would just eat them by themselves!

- 3 tbsp. warm milk
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tsp. instant yeast
- 2½ tbsp. sugar
- 1½ tsp. salt
- 1 large egg
- 3 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2½ tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

- Spray butter, or melted butter for topping

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the milk, water, yeast, sugar, salt and egg.  Mix briefly to combine.  Add the flours to the bowl, and mix until incorporated.  Mix in the butter.  Switch to the dough hook and knead on low speed for about 6-8 minutes.  The dough will be somewhat tacky, but you want to avoid adding too much extra flour which will create tough buns.
Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl.  Cover with a damp paper towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 1-2 hours.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper .  Divide the dough into 8 equal parts.  Gently roll each portion of dough into a ball and place on the baking sheet, 2-3 inches apart.  Cover loosely with a damp paper towel and let rise again, 1-2 hours, until puffed up and nearly doubled.
Set a large metal pan of water on the lowest rack of the oven.  Preheat the oven to 400˚ F with a rack in the center.  Brush the tops of the buns lightly with the melted butter.  Bake the buns about 15 minutes rotating halfway through baking, until the tops are golden brown.  Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

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