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Bread Machine Hamburger Buns


bread machine hamburger buns

My family loves my hamburger buns.

Especially this child, who while eating this very chicken burger pictured said “Mom, this chicken sandwich would be even better if it were served on your  homemade buns”.

  These buns freeze well. A normal batch makes 8 buns. I however have 2 bread machines so I make up 16 at a time.

The hardest part about this recipe was learning just how big I needed to make the buns before they spent half an hour rising so that they were neither too big nor too small.

After probably at least 6 tries, I finally got the size down as well as the recipe tweaks to make it more to my families liking.

Bread Machine Hamburger Buns
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 cup white wheat flour
  • ¼ cup dry (powdered) milk
  • 1 tablespoon gluten
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 tsp yeast
  1. Place all ingredients in the bread maker according to manufacturers instructions
  2. Set to dough cycle
  3. When done, divide dough up into 8 equal portions
  4. First form dough balls then flatten them out and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Wrap the cookie sheet firmly in plastic wrap and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  6. Set oven to 375 degrees
  7. Remove the plastic wrap from buns and place in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes.

How about you? Do you play around with recipes till you get them to suit your family the better?

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  1. Homemade buns are the best. My family won’t eat store-bought hot dog buns any more. And yes, I have to adjust most recipes, or else there won’t be enough for us! Most people make pasta/pizza sauce by the quart, right? I make it by the gallon, 1 1/2 gallons actually. I freeze it in cool whip containers. I can make pizza or pasta in a jiff this way.

  2. I’ve made hamburger buns before, but it’s been a while. Just this week I was thinking I would try to do them again!

  3. Oh I so wish I had a bread machine, but then again I’d probably gain 100lbs. so it’s best I don’t buy one 😉 I would love for you to come party with me!

  4. Sorry for my ignorance, but, is “gluten” the same as “gluten flour” or “vital wheat gluten”?

  5. can I substitute the powdered milk with regular milk?

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