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Onion Hamburger Buns, Half Recipe of Buns and a Braided Loaf
Egg wash and dried onions
You can stock your freezer with a variety of dinner rolls and sandwich buns from the same recipe.
If you want a more nutritious dough, add a tablespoon or two of wheat germ or bran, or a tablespoon of each to the measuring cup before adding the flour.
Simple White Bread Buns or Rolls
6 ¼ Cups Flour, All-purpose -- 1# 12 ounces
3 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Packages Instant, rapid rise or bread machine Yeast
2 Teaspoons Salt
1 ½ Cups Water -- 120°-130°
½ Cup Milk -- 120°-130°
2 Tablespoons Butter, lard -- softened
In mixer bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Heat water, milk and fat until very warm (120-130°). Gradually add mixture to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Change to dough hook and knead on speed 2 for 6 minutes.
|Brat and Hamburger Buns|
Cover bowl tightly; let rise 10 minutes.
Shape as desired, let rise and bake.
Rolls: Use 1/2 of dough. Shape into 8-12 equal pieces and place in greased 8" pan. Cover; let rise until doubled, 20-30 minutes. (Fill a 13 x 9" pan with the whole recipe).
For dinner rolls: Top with egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water; sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds.
For onion rolls: Top with egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons instant minced onion.
For either, bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, until done. Cover with foil during last 5 minutes to prevent excess browning if necessary.
Remove from pan; let cool on wire rack.
For hamburger or brat buns: Shape 3 ounce portions of the dough into rounds or oblong buns, flattening them. Use half-sheets or jelly roll pans; I line mine with parchment paper or grease the pans. (I used the egg wash from the dinner rolls on these). Bake for 20-25 minutes. Half of the recipe will make 8 buns; I often make 8 of each and slice and freeze them for grilling in the summer.