Burger buns


We love bread and is always included in a meal. In the past years, the search for acceptable bread from a bakery, ended up to be a nightmare. I'm sick of buying bread in the morning and to turn soggy by the end of the day.

So, I learned to knead bread and bake it at home. That gives us a bread that stays fresh even after 3 days. The bread in the oven is divine. But I wanted to find a recipe for bread in portions that could be used for hamburgers, cover salads or even been spread with nutella or so .

I had the recipe for small buns, but my decision was to go for something different and I didn't regret it. Surely I could just go to the market and buy the ready made, but you know me, I like to create from scratch, and I will confirm that nothing can be compared with the homemade. The taste of the bread I made was like that of brioche, was fluffy and of course, it stays fresh for several days. The preparation needs time as it has two rising periods, but the result worth waiting.

Try it.



Ingredients : 

  • 3 tbsp milk (lukewarm)
  • 1 cup water (lukewarm)
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter (softened)
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)

Preparation : 

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer combine milk, water, yeast, sugar, salt and egg.
  2. Add the flour and mix until incorporated.
  3. Mix in the butter.
  4. Knead on low speed for about 8 minutes.
  5. The dough will be soft and a bit tacky, but don't add more flour which will create tough buns.
  6. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours until doubled.
  8. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  9. Divide the dough into 8 equal parts.
  10. Roll each portion into a ball and place on tray but not too close to each other.
  11. Cover loosely with lightly oiled plastic wrap and let rise again, 1-2 hours.
  12. Preheat over at 200C.
  13. In a bowl slightly beat the egg with a dash of water to create your egg wash.
  14. When buns doubled, brush tops with egg wash and place tray in the oven at the center rack.
  15. At the lower rack place a pan with water.
  16. Bake for about 15 minutes until buns are golden brown.
  17. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.



Recipe adapted from here