Monday, October 3, 2011
I made homemade hamburger buns to go with some Carolina barbeque, and cole slaw. I don't know what was better the buns or the barbeque. The buns were light and tender yet held up well when wet with the vinegar sauce. Here's the recipe:
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 package yeast
4 cups all purpose flour
Mix the first 7 ingredients then add the flour. Knead a few minutes to form a soft dough. If it is too wet add a little more flour but you should not make the dough stiff. Place the dough in a greased bowl and let rise 2 1/2 hrs. Remove the dough from the bowl and form it into 2 in balls- as many as you can make but make it an even number.
Place one ball on top of another and press it down with the palm of your hands. It should be just under 1 in thick. Then using you thumb press the center of the dough patty down slightly. Repeat this with all the dough. Place each patty on a greased baking sheet about 2in apart and let them rise 1- 1 1/2 hrs.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 min until golden brown. Cool completely before attempting to cut them in half. Enjoy!