Moomie's Beautiful Burger Buns

This is supposed to be a bread machine recipe. I make it in my stand mixer. These are awesome!

1 cup water
2 Tbsp. butter
1 egg
3 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. instant yeast

• Place all ingredients in your bread machine. Select dough. Allow to run cycle.
• Dump out onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 8 pieces. With each piece, slap into a bun shape. Usually 4 or 5 slaps will do it. Place on greased cookie sheets or your bun pans, cover; rise about 30 to 40 minutes.
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes til golden. Cool on wire racks. I like to add a tsp of onion powder and about 1/2 tsp dried onion to the dough in the bread machine. It makes a light onion-y flavor that it wonderful!
• When I do these for burgers, I split the bun, butter, and fry in a skillet till brown. Yummy! They make great sandwich buns too! Nice and soft! You can't go wrong with this recipe!

• Moomie's Food Processor Buns (directions by Karen Noll)

• Place flour, sugar, salt and instant yeast in the bowl of the food processor (7-cup or larger model) fitted with the steel blade. Pulse ingredients briefly to combine.

• Add the egg and butter or margarine, and pulse briefly again to combine.

• With the motor running, add the water (90 – 95 degrees) slowly through the feed tube just until a rough dough ball forms, usually about 20 seconds. Stop the machine, check the consistency of the dough (it should be slightly sticky), and adjust water/flour if necessary. Process for an additional 20 seconds, for a total processing time of no more than 45 seconds to avoid overheating your dough.

• Place in a slightly oiled bowl or dough rising bucket, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let rise for about an hour until doubled in bulk.

• Continue with directions for shaping and baking.

• Notes:
• To include your favorite variations:
• - Dry flavorings (like onion powder or Penzey’s Foxpoint seasoning) should be added with the flour
• - If you are using honey or molasses instead of sugar, add with the butter and egg


Jean's note...my family likes them when I sub a cup of whole wheat flour for a cup of the bread flour. I also shape them into dinner rolls - 15 to a 9x12 pan that's lined with parchment.

When I do burger buns, I get ten from the recipe.

Source of recipe: Kyle via Moomie

Moomie's Beautiful Burger Buns