Ever have a day where you get so caught up in things you are doing that you forget about dinner? Unfortunately that happened at our apartment yesterday. This got me thinking about what I would make today. For some reason cheeseburgers were calling. But not any ordinary cheeseburgers...ones with homemade buns! So tasty, so delicious, I now understand why people say "You will never buy hamburger buns again". Why would you want to when you can have the deliciousness of these buns?
Here is my recipe for the buns adapted from One Lovely Life.
1 cup warm milk
3 Tbsp warm water
2 Tsp Yeast
5 Tbsp melted butter
1 Tsp Salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Cup Bread Flour
1 Cup Bread Flour
Combine warm milk and yeast in a bowl, mix and let sit for about 5 minutes. In a small cup combine the water and sugar and mix until the sugar is dissolved into the water then pour into the milk mixture. Allow to sit for another 5 or so minutes. (I feel that doing this protects the yeast being damaged from the sugar)
Add the 2 cups flour, butter and salt to the bowl and combine. I used a spoon and my hands because I do not have a stand mixer. Mix until everything is combined. If the dough is still extremely sticky add more flour as needed until it is no longer sticky. Be careful not to add too much.
Keep kneading until smooth and place in a covered, oiled bowl for about 1 hour. I actually place mine in front of my space heater and it is amazing in helping the dough rise.
Punch down dough and let sit for about five minutes. Divide into balls to create the buns and place on a baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until it is doubled in size.
Bake at 425 for 8-12 minutes. Once they are golden brown remove from oven and cool.
Most people add an egg wash but I did not because I was lazy. I also added some spices into my dough which you can do as well!