March 15, 2010

Hamburger Buns

These are wonderful. If you try them you may never go back to store bought hamburger buns again!

1 1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons organic powdered milk
1/3 cup safflower oil
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole grain spelt flour (or whole wheat, but give your body a change and try spelt :))
2 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast

Place water, powdered milk, oil, sugar and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the flours and yeast. Knead the dough for 8 minutes with an electric mixer on low speed. (Go ahead and add more flour if you need to to get a good dough consistancy, but I don't usually need to with this recipe) Cover the dough with a tea towel and place in a warm place. Let the dough double in size (about 1 - 1 1/2 hours). You can also place all the ingredients into a bread machine and use the "dough" setting. When dough is done rising pat it out into a rectangle and it should be about 1 inch thick. Cut out rounds (I use the mouth of a glass to cut out my circles). I make 8 to 9 buns with this recipe. Let the buns rise another 1/2 to 1 hour or until they have doubled in size. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Brush with butter and cover with a tea towel. Let them cool. Enjoy!
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