If you did a search for "beautiful buns" there is no telling what you might come up with:) but hopefully you would be directed to this blog. Last week I made some great hamburger buns, partially fuled out of the desire to eat better and the need to save money I decided to make my own buns.
I know you are thinking why make buns? Well for one they taste soooo much better than the mushy, pastey bread you can buy and they cost much less-OK there is the time factor but the reward is so worth it.
So if you want to make your own buns I've included the recipe
1C Water, lukewarm
2TB Butter at room temp
3 1/4 C White Flour
1 Tsp Salt
1 TB Yeast or 1pk
1) Sprinkle the yeast inot the water and leave for 5 min. Stir to dissolve
2) Combine all the ingredients and mix well
3)Knead by hand or in kitchen aid for about 10 min until the dough is soft and smooth
4)Place the dough in a clean lightly greased bowl.
5)Cover with a towl and let rise 1hour until doubled in size
6) Divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape each piece into a flattened ball
7)Place the buns on a greased or non-stick baking sheet, cover with a towel and let rise 30-40 min until quite puffy and doubled in size
8)Preheat oven to 375 degrees
9)Bake the buns for 12-15 minutes, until golden
10) Remove from the oven and cool them on a wire rack
This recipe also makes GREAT dinner rolls just change the shape or make smaller balls!
I know this might seem like a lot of work but oh the JOY baking brings ENJOY!