Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Hamburger buns or hot dog rolls -- in the breadmaker

Yesterday it was nice and warm and I wanted Ernie to grill some hamburgers outside for dinner. I didn't have any hamburger buns, and I was not inclined to go to the store and get some. So I pulled out the cookbook, and made some of my own. I will never buy store-made hamburger buns again.

from "The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook"

2-pound loaf (makes 12 rolls)

1 1/4 c. water
1 large egg
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3 Tbsp. sugar
4 c. bread flour
1/3 c. nonfat dry milk
3 Tbsp. instant potato flakes (for those of you, like me, who have never used instant potatoes -- buy instant mashed potatoes. i had to ask someone)
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. gluten
2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. bread machine yeast

Place all ingredients in the pan according to order in manufacturer's instructions. Program for Dough cycle, press start.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper, when the machine is done, immediately turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 12 portions. For hamburger buns, form each portion into tight rounds. For long rolls, flatten each portion into an oval about 6 inches long and form a cylinder.
Place the rolls on the lined baking sheet at least 1 inch apart. Press with your palm to flatten each roll. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest 30 min-1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375. Brush rolls with an egg glaze (1 eg yolk beaten with 1 Tbsp. water) and sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional). Bake for 15-22 minutes until lightly browned.

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