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Monday, May 28, 2012

Simple whole wheat hamburger buns

A few weeks ago, a reader asked me about my homemade hamburger buns that I had in my meal plan post.  I told her I would do a post at some point, and I am a woman of my word!

These hamburger buns are wicked simple and come together quite quickly.  I utilize my whole wheat bread recipe and use the steps from my original bread post.   They take less time than actual bread because they rise more quickly.

After the first rise (when you're waiting for the dough to get nice and poofy), knead the bread again, and then pinch off pieces of dough.  Roll the dough in a ball, and flatten it on a baking sheet or baking stone.
In my opinion, only serial killers have clean bakeware. 
Filthy bakeware proves that someone cares enough to use it, and use it often.
Let it rise for about 45-60 minutes or until they're to your liking.  I prefer smaller flatter buns because they remind me of my boobs after nursing a kid for 2 years force Troy to make smaller burgers which means he is less likely to overeat which he is known to do.  These are dense whole wheat buns, and you don't need a huge bun because you'll fill up quickly with these.
After about an hour's rise.
After they've risen to your desired "height", bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes depending on how firm you want them.
If you want to get fancy, brush these with an egg white wash, or a little butter and sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds.  Paired with mostly meatless burgers, turkey burgers, or regular hamburgers, these buns complete any family BBQ!
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6 comments:

  1. I usually leave my bread stone in the oven (it does look as well used as yours), but here it seems you are allowing the buns to rise on the stone, and then placing in the oven. Do you get adequate browning on the bottom of your buns putting the cool stone in the warm oven?

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    1. It browns up just as much as homemade bread. I don't want the buns crispy (and I'm lazy) so I don't preheat the stone.

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  2. Dude, you totally read my mind. I was just thinking today that I needed a hamburger bun recipe and BAM! Thanks!

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    1. I also know what you're going to wear tomorrow. Love those shoes! ;-D

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  3. Oh my god I love that you went there with the boob comment. 42 months of breastfeeding and counting (between 2 kids) and I completely understand.

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    1. I wish I could go back 4 years and tell myself to stop bitching about my little boobs. They were little but SO perky and cute. Sigh.

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