Burger Buns are easy to make and delicious with grilled hamburger and other meats. Or...you can shape each piece into a 6x4-inch rectangle and roll into a hot dog bun.
Yield: 8 burger buns
- ¼ cup water
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 TBSP oil
- 3½ cup bread flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tsp sugar
- 2¼ tsp Red Star Active Dry Yeast
Bread Machine Method
- Have water and milk at 80°F and all others at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in order listed. Select dough/manual cycle. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 TBSP at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 TBSP of flour at a time. At end of cycle, remove dough; follow Shaping, Rising and Baking instructions below. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.
- Combine yeast, 1 cup flour and other dry ingredients. Heat water and milk to 120° to 130°F.
- Hand-Held Mixer Method
- Combine dry mixture, milk, water and oil in mixing bowl on low speed. Beat 2 to 3 minutes on medium speed. Add egg; beat 1 minute. By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Use additional flour if necessary. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.
- Stand Mixer Method
- Combine dry mixture, milk, water and oil in mixing bowl with paddle or beaters for 4 minutes on medium speed. Add egg; beat 1 minute. Gradually add remaining flour and knead with dough hook(s) 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.
- Food Processor Method
- Have all ingredients at room temperature. Put dry mixture in processing bowl with steel blade. While motor is running, add egg, milk, water and oil. Process until mixed. Continue processing, adding remaining flour until dough forms a ball.Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.
Shaping, Rising and Baking
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Divide into two equal pieces. Divide each half into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth ball. Place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten to a 4-inch diameter. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching. Bake in preheated 400°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet; cool.
- Hot Dog Variation: Shape each piece into a 6x4-inch rectangle. Starting with longer side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll with each turn. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place on greased cookie sheet. Let rise and bake as directed above.
- You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use ½ tsp Instant yeast (or ¾ tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 280 Total Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 47g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 310mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 9g Cholesterol: 30mg