Thursday, November 12, 2009

Delicious One Hour Sandwich Buns

For years Moomie's Sandwich Bun recipe has been my "go to" favorite, but recently my friend Lori on her blog "All That Splatters" shared this one, I bookmarked to make them. Oh my, they are wonderful and the fact that they can be prepared and baked in about an hour is an added bonus.

The only thing I changed was to use Agave Syrup instead of honey, and I used my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, first with the paddle beater ~ then switched to the dough hook in lieu of hand kneading.

Homemade Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns ~ In About an Hour
As shared by the kitchen of Once Upon a Plate, (With GREAT thanks to Lori!)

1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoons honey (I used a scant tablespoon of Agave Syrup)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 egg, room temperature
4 1/2 cups flour (unbleached, whole wheat, or a mix)
1 package instant yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Heat the milk, water, honey and butter until butter is melted. Check temperature. Depending on the temperature, let cool to 120F. Carefully beat in egg.

Mix 2 cups of the flour, yeast, and salt. Mix into the milk mixture. Stir in the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well after each addition.

When the dough pulls together, (it will form a soft ball) turn it out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. This should take about 5 minutes. [See note above; I used my stand mixer, beating with the paddle attachment, then switched to the dough hook to knead. Adding a little more flour while mixing with the dough hook, a little at a time until dough is no longer sticky.]

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 silcone mat (such as Silpat) covered baking sheet.

I cover loosely with plastic film and allow to rise for 30 to 35 minutes. When buns have almost doubled bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.*
*If desired, after buns have risen, brush tops with beaten egg for a shiny glaze, you may also add sesame seeds, sauteed minced onions (cooled), coarse salt, etc. to the brushed tops, then bake.

If you are making hotdog buns Lori recommends to roll the dough out into a large rectangle and cut into smaller rectangles. Allow them to rise with sides touching.

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