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Bread Machine Burger Buns

Burger Buns
Burger Buns are easy to make and delicious with grilled hamburger and other meats. Makes great hot dog buns, too! Make dough in a 1 1/2-pound bread machine.
Yield 6 to 8 buns
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Ingredients

Dough

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast

Topping

  • Egg wash: 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water (whisked together)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Have water and milk at 80°F and all others at room temperature. Place dough ingredients in pan in order recommended by bread machine manufacturer. 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, 1/2 to 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. At end of cycle, go to next step.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Divide into two equal pieces. Divide each half into 3 or 4 pieces. (See Note below for hotdog buns option.) Shape each piece into a smooth ball. Place on large greased baking pan. Flatten each ball to a 4-inch diameter, allowing one inch between buns. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching, about 20 minutes.
  • Brush egg wash over buns. Sprinkle tops with sesame seeds (optional).
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from baking pan and let cool on wire rack.

Notes

To keep buns tender and fresh, do not pull apart until ready to use.
Hot Dog Variation: Shape each piece into a 6×4-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 baking pan. Let rise and bake as directed above.

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