Friday, February 12, 2010

Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

This is my favorite new recipe. I will never buy those spongy grocery store ones again! 

Makes 1 dozen

1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
6 tbsp oil (melted butter would be fine too)
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
4 cups bread flour OR 2 1/2 cups bread flour + 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp vital wheat gluten
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast

Place ingredients in bread machine pan and set to "Dough" cycle. 

Divide dough into 12  flat rounds or longer flat ovals (for hot dog buns) and place on parchment lined cookie sheets (6 on each sheet). Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Tap the tops lightly. If they sound "hollow," then they're done!

Perfect for burgers, sandwiches, subs, hot dogs, and they make the best quick garlic bread!

For garlic bread- Slice in half & spread with a little butter or sprinkle with olive oil. Grate fresh garlic onto the buns using a Microplane. (you can buy this $13 one or just get one from the Dollar Tree like I did and save yourself 12 bucks) Add a dash of italian seasoning and a liberal sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Broil until brown and crispy!

*Adapted from a recipe found through the MoneySavingMom.