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(Experiment 260)Hamburger buns

Store-bought hamburger buns are the worst, they are dried and tasteless. Funny enough after eating them all those years, my brain is looking for that flavour.

These buns while looking quite similar are packed with flavours, you are miles from the grocery crap.

The nice part about this recipe is you can adjust it to your taste by playing with the butter, salt and sugar ratio.

Get grilling!

You need

  • 320g all-purpose flour
  • 135g lukewarm water
  • 20g room temperature butter
  • 2tsp salt
  • 2 egg
  • 15g sugar
  • 7g instant dried yeast
  • (Optional) sesame seeds, poppy seeds etc

Note: If you want a more “brioche” taste, double the amount of sugar and half the salt.

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer bowl, combine the water with the salt using your hand ( or whatever you prefer). Add about 1/3 of the flour and mix it in. Add the yeast and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Add all the remaining flour, the sugar and 1 egg. knead for about 6 minutes. Make a ball with the dough and place it back in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 2 hours.
  3. DUmp the dough on your work surface and divide it into 6 equal portions. Ball up each one of the dough.
  4. Gently flatten each dough using your hand until it’s roughly 3″ wide. Try to be gentle so it doesn’t deflate too much
  5. Line a parchment paper on a baking tray and transfer the dough to it. Cover with a clean dishcloth and let it have a final rest for 90 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375F
  7. Beat the second egg in a bowl and add a little bit of water. Brush some of your egg wash on each of the buns and sprinkle whatever you fancy on top of it
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden
  9. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool them. I would recommend you wait at least 30 minutes before you use them.

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