Breads

Burger Buns

Makes 6 buns

Burger Buns

Makes 6 buns

These buns are a nice cross between a traditional bun and a fluffy brioche bun an excellent base for any type of burger.

Nutritional information per serving:Calories 100 (66% from fat)
carb. 7g
pro. 1g
fat 7g
sat. fat 5g
Col. 20mg
sod. 98mg
calc. 0mg
fiber 0g

Ingredients

  • 2¼teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¾cup warm water (105°F to 110°F)
  • 2½cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • ½cup whole wheat flour
  • 1¼teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 2tablespoons unsalted butter, room
  • temperature
  • 1large egg
  • egg wash (1 egg whisked with
  • 1teaspoon water and pinch salt)

Preparation

  1. 1. In a liquid measuring cup dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Insert the chopping blade into the work bowl of the food processor. Add the flours and salt to the bowl and process on Low to sift. Add the butter and egg and then, with the machine running on Low, pour the liquid mixture through the feed tube as fast as the flour absorbs it.
  3. Process until the dough cleans the sides of the work bowl and forms a ball. Continue to process for 30 seconds to knead the dough. Dough should be slightly sticky.
  4. 3. Transfer the dough to a clean work surface. Knead by hand for about 1 minute to soften.
  5. 4. Put the dough into a clean bowl and cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 90 minutes; dough should double in size.
  6. 5. Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Roll each into a smooth round, transfer to a parchment-lined pan, and cover again with a damp towel or plastic wrap. Let the rounds rise for an additional 30 to 40 minutes, or until nicely puffed.
  7. 6. While the dough is rising, preheat oven to 375°F with the rack in the middle of the oven.
  8. 7. Flatten each round slightly, and then brush with the egg wash all over the top and sides.
  9. 8. Put the buns into the preheated oven and bake until golden brown, about 15 to 18 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool slightly before serving.