The RecipeI've wanted to try hamburger buns for a long time so after much naptime Googling, I settled on this recipe to try.
2 tablespoons yeast
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose or white bread flour
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Stir in the oil and sugar, and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes.
Add the egg, salt, white flour, and 1 1/2 cups of the wheat flour, combining until it forms a soft dough. Add the additional 1/4 cup of wheat flour as needed to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands (if you need a little more, that is okay too). Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes or so.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces, shape each into a thick disc, and place them on baking sheets about 3 inches apart.
Preheat your oven to 425ºF. Lightly cover the balls of dough and let them rest for about 10 minutes (or longer if you wish).
Pop them in the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until nicely browned. Cool on a wire rack.
Yields 8 buns
I actually just followed this recipe--no changes!
YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY! I served them the first time with salmon burgers. The salmon burgers were not so great, but the buns carried them through! The next time we had beef burgers (courtesy of my George Foreman grill, my new favorite kitchen appliance!!) and they were every bit as yummy!