Of course, you can use purchased buns, but these Butter Buns are simple - I keep them on hand through the summer. If you want hot dog buns, just shape them the long way.
Simple Sandwich Buns
4 tablespoons butter -- (or oil)
16 Ounces Bread Flour -- 3 1/4 cups
2 1/8 teaspoons INSTANT yeast -- 1 package
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Water -- warm (110-115°)
Set aside 1 cup of bread flour. Combine remaining dry ingredients in mixer bowl. Warm water, milk and butter to 120°-125°. With mixer running slowly, gradually pour in liquids. Add egg to mixture. Mix with paddle attachment 2 minutes on speed 2. Add enough remaining flour until dough cleans the sides of the bowl. Change to dough hook, and knead at speed 2 for 6 minutes. Cover and let rise 10 minutes in warm place. Prepare a half sheet pan with parchment paper or greasing. Shape dough into 10 hamburger buns, about 2 1/2 oz each, let rise 30 minutes or until doubled, covered lightly with wax paper sprayed with cooking spray or, if you have it, a lid for your pan. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake until golden brown, about 20-22 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack. Butter tops if desired.
Summer 2010 cost: 87¢ for 10 buns
Per Serving: 221 Calories; 6g Fat (25.8% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 35mg Cholesterol; 274mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.