Once the weather begins to warm up, one of the things we look forward to the most, is having a BBQ or hot dog roast after being cooped up indoors all of those long winter months. This recipe for homemade hamburger buns will take your burgers to the next level, and you can even shape them into longer rolls to become hot dog buns. We also like to make Sloppy Joes and serve them on these delicious buns.
Mom's Homemade Hamburger Buns
-2 Tbs. sugar
-2 Tbs. active dry yeast
-1/2 cup warm water
Dissolve yeast in warm water and all to sit for about five minutes. Transfer to a large bowl or mixer fitted with bread hook. Add the following:
-2 cups warm milk
-2 Tbs. olive oil
-2 tsp. salt
-6-7 1/2 cups flour (just enough to pull dough away from sides of the bowl, but don't add too much...you want dough to be slightly sticky)
Knead dough well until smooth and elastic. Transfer to a greased bowl and cover and place in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled. Divide dough in about 12-15 pieces. Grease hands before shaping. Shape dough pieces into a roll shape, and then flatten gently with your hand when you transfer to a greased baking sheet. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover and allow buns to rise about 30 minutes. Beat the following in a small bowl:
-1 Tbs. water
Brush egg wash over tops of buns (this will give them a nice crusty brown top) and sprinkle tops with the following:
-any herbs you might like
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Allow buns to cool completely, and slice in half using a serrated knife. Enjoy!