|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 54g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Bread machine hamburger buns are a great choice if you're looking for a quick homemade bun for burgers or hot dogs. The machine makes mixing and kneading a breeze, and the results are more delicious than store-bought buns.
The recipe makes about eight large hamburger buns, or you can make smaller buns for sliders. Brush the buns with a simple egg wash just before they go into the oven and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds for a finishing touch. The egg wash will help produce a nicely browned top, make the crust a bit firmer, add shine, and give the seeds something to stick to.
1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons nonfat milk powder
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
2 tablespoons shortening
2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 packet active dry yeast (about 2 1/2 teaspoons)
Cornmeal, for sprinkling baking sheet
1 egg white, whisked with 1 tablespoon of water
2 tablespoons sesame seeds or poppy seeds
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Add the water and nonfat milk powder to the bread machine followed by the flour. Add the shortening followed by the sugar, salt, and yeast. Set to the "dough" cycle.
When the dough cycle finishes, turn the dough out onto a floured board and punch it down. Knead 4 or 5 times; add a little more flour as you knead if necessary to keep the dough from sticking to your hands or the board.
Cover the dough with a clean dishcloth and let it rest for about 30 minutes in a draft-free place.
Lightly grease a large baking sheet; sprinkle with cornmeal. Alternatively, line the baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with cornmeal.
Pat the dough into a circle and cut into 8 even wedges. Form each wedge into a ball, then flatten each one into a smooth and fairly even circle, slightly bigger than a burger.
Arrange the dough pieces on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart and let rest for about 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Brush the buns lightly with the egg wash (egg and water mixture). If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.
Bake for about 18 minutes or until the buns are nicely browned.
Let cool before serving.
- For a soft crust, shine, and a bit of extra golden color, make the egg wash with an egg yolk plus 1 tablespoon of milk or cream, or use a whole egg with 1 tablespoon of water.
- For hot dog buns, form each wedge into long, narrow shapes; to make smaller buns for sliders or party sandwiches, cut each wedge in half and shape into small balls.