So I'm on this quest to make everything from home. I've tackled some big things I didn't know could be made from home...well, I only knew them from a box. When I was introduced to homemade tortillas from a friend I just loved them and knew I could find recipes for things that always seem to come in a package or box from the store. Brownies, cake, garlic bread, sandwich bread, etc are amazing from scratch!
I thought hamburger buns would hard to do.
Well guess what??
They are SO EASY.
Like, easier than regular bread. Really?
I literally googled the recipe and one popped up that seemed great. It had great reviews too.
I guess they were right.
Easy as pie! Well, easier than pie actually :)
More great news. There's no HFCS attached or any yucky preservatives that could harm your health.
They taste great too.
Homemade Hamburger Buns
2 tbsp active dry yeast
1 cup plus 2 tbsp warm water (110-115 degrees)
1/3 cup oil (I used olive oil...coconut would be good too)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1. In large bowl dissolve yeast in water. Add oil and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes.
2. Add the egg, salt, and enough flour to form a soft dough.
3. Knead on a floured surface until soft and elastic, about 3-5 minutes.
4. Divide into 12 balls (I did 10...12 seems more like sliders almost).
5. Place 3 inches apart on greased baking sheet.
6. Cover and let rise for 10 minutes (I might do 20 next time for a little fluffier but 10 was still great).
7. Uncover and bake at 425 degrees 8-12 minutes (12 minutes was perfect for me).
And that's it! Start to finish took about 30-40 minutes. Yes, amazing. Obviously it will take longer if I let them rise longer. I think it will make them bigger without making less buns and that'd be great cause that means less calories per bun. Anyways, the real test is the hubby. I made sloppy joe's and he gave great reviews!! They were also fantastic because normally the bun falls apart and makes a mess with sloppy joe's, but these stayed together which was nice.
***UPDATE: I now do 12 buns each time at least and let them rise for about 30 minutes. They turn out lighter and larger. They are even more perfect :)***
Nutrition Facts: (1 serving, 10 total) *If you make 12 buns then it's 200 calories each.
Carbs: 38.4 grams
Protein: 5 grams
Fat: 8 grams
240 mg sodium
5 grams sugar
Cost: $0.55 (Jackpot!) You get the benefits of a quality bread but without paying a huge price. You cannot tell me it's crazy expensive to eat healthy...and this is another recipe to prove it!
(Recipe from Taste of Home)