Friday, December 1, 2006

Moomie's Beautiful Burger Buns

1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 egg
3 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon instant yeast

Place all ingredients in bread machine. Select dough cycle; allow to run through cycle.

Dump out onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 8 pieces. With each piece, slap into a bun shape. Usually four or five slaps will do it. Place on greased cookie sheets or your bun pans, cover; rise about 30 to 40 minutes.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes until golden. Cool on wire racks.

If you don't have a bread machine, simply mix and knead the dough by whatever method you prefer. Let it rise for about an hour before shaping into 8 big buns.

(Note: Before baking, brush with beaten egg for a glossy finish. You can also dust the top with sesame or poppe seeds.

This is also a recipe that works nicely with a blend of whole wheat and regular flour. In the buns pictured, I used 2 1/2 cups of King Arthur White Whole Wheat flour and 3/4 cup of regular bread flour.)

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