Monday, October 5, 2009

Bread Machine Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

I often use my own blog as a way to catalog many of the recipes I make on a regular basis. This is one of those recipes I use all the time. Instead of pulling it out of another post attached to a Sloppy Joe recipe, I’ve decided to give these buns their own page.

I’m just saving myself some time. Especially since I usually can’t remember where the heck I’ve tucked it away. Am I getting old? Maybe just busy. I’ll keep telling myself that. I’m just busy… I’m just busy… It’s not really early onset Alzheimer's.

Wait, what was I talking about?

1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons non-fat milk powder
4 cups all-purpose flour (or 2 cups all-purpose & 2 cups white whole wheat or whole wheat flour)
2 tablespoons shortening
2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

Add all the ingredients to the bread machine pan except flour and yeast. Top the ingredients with the flour, and put the yeast on top of the flour. Set the dough cycle and push start.
When cycle finishes, turn out onto a floured board and punch down. Knead 4 or 5 times; add a little more flour as you knead if necessary to keep it from sticking.

Cover dough with a clean dishcloth and let rest for about 30 minutes. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with cornmeal or flour.

For hamburger buns: Press dough into a circle and cut into 8 even wedges; form each wedge into a ball then flatten into a smooth and fairly even circle.

For hot dog buns: Shape these into long somewhat narrow snakes. (Makes about 12 or so.)

Place dough shapes on the baking sheet and let rest for about 30 minutes (cover with a clean dish towel or parchment paper).

Bake at 375 for about 17 to 18 minutes, or until nicely browned.

Makes 8 hamburger buns or about 12 hot dog buns.

Bun recipe by Diana Rattray from with rewritten instructions for clarity purposes. Picture by Laura Flowers.


Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Looks wonderful, as usual!

Coleens Recipes said...

I've been hungry for a good hamburger all week, making some fresh buns would make it even better!!

Mary Bergfeld said...

A nice recipe and, as usual, another great photo.

CD said...

Laura, This looks great!Oh, and you are not getting any older!Lol You are getting younger! :)

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