These days, I've been making a lot of bread. I've found this recipe for hamburger and hot dog buns (not my recipe) to be absolutely outstanding. Strongly preferred to store bought buns and far less preservatives (but you do have to eat or freeze them within a few days).
Anyone else have some good recipes to share?
Makes: 12 -16
1 cup milk
½ cup water
¼ cup unsalted butter
4½ cups ﬂour (unbleached, whole wheat, or a
1 pkg instant yeast
1 tbsp honey
1½ teasp salt
1 egg, room temperature
Heat the milk, water, honey and butter until butter
is melted. Check temperature. Depending on the
temperature, let cool to 120F. Carefully beat in
Mix 2 cups of the ﬂour, yeast, and salt. Mix into the
ﬂour mixture. Stir in the rest of the ﬂour, 1/2 cup at
a time. Beat well after each addition.
When the dough pulls together, turn it out onto a
ﬂoured surface and knead until smooth and
elastic. This should take about 5 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 -16 equal pieces. This will
depend on the size you want for the ﬁnished bun.
Shape into smooth balls, ﬂatten slightly, and place
on a silpat covered baking sheet.
Let rise for 30 to 35 minutes. When buns have
almost doubled bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12
If you are making hot dog buns I ﬁnd it easiest to
roll the dough out into a large rectangle and cut
into smaller rectangles. Let rise with sides
You can brush the tops with egg wash and
sprinkle with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, coarse
sea salt, or whatever you like. You can add dry
onion soup mix for onion rolls. These are very