Saturday, July 28, 2012

Easy Burger Bun


This is the first time I made my own burger bun following the recipe from King Arthur, you can find the detail recipe here. I must say it is really easy to follow as there is a section of tips from their baker plus many other notes. It has been declared by many bakers that it is The Best burger bun. Which I must admit that it is really very easy to follow and the result is good. Not only the crust is soft, the crumb is moist and lightly sweet.


Proofed waiting to go in to the oven

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 to 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
Method;

  1. Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients to make a soft, smooth dough.
  2. Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 to 2 hours, or until it's nearly doubled in bulk.
  3. Punch down the dough to degaz, and divide it into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round ball, sprinkle some sesame seeds and let rise for about an hour, until noticeably puffy.
  4. Brush the buns with about half of the melted butter.
  5. Bake the buns in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden. Remove them from the oven, and brush with the remaining melted butter. This will give the buns a satiny, buttery crust. 
  6. Cool the buns on a rack.


You can see from the picture below that some of the sesame seeds had fallen out. This is the mistake I did by not putting the sesame seeds first before I brush on the melted butter. Otherwise, they really taste great.

Have a try.. homemade burger is anytime better then those bough from fast food outlets..

Sending this to Yeast Spotting

Just out of oven

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