Saturday, March 15, 2008

HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK BUNS


(click on the picture to see enlarged!)
The kids followed my lead and sliced their buns and placed their salmon patties inside, and ate them like a burger! ...DH says he wants to make hamburgers one night and use these yummy buns.Update: They're perfect for hamburgers!


Dissolve 1 T yeast in;
1/2 cup warm water

1 cup buttermilk, warmed
1 T honey
3 cups wheat flour
2 t salt
1 egg, room temp
1 T butter, softened
1 1/2 cups (or more) plain white or unbleached flour
wash= one egg white beaten with 1 T milk
sesame seeds (optional)

Blend buttermilk with yeast mixture. Add honey and salt.
Add half of the wheat flour and allow to sponge for 15 to 20 minutes.
Stir down and add egg, butter, and remaining wheat flour.
Gradually add in (knead in or mix in stand mixer) the white flour until dough reaches an elastic texture.
NOTE: it will remain a little sticky.

Allow to rise until doubled. Punch down and knead for several minutes, using a minimum of plain flour if necessary. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.

Pat into 3-inch circles and place, slightly apart, on lightly greased baking sheet.

Allow to rise until nearly doubled. Preheat oven to 400.

Very gently, brush with wash and top with sesame seeds (if desired).

Bake for 20 minutes until tops and bottoms are browned.
(Watch bottoms towards the end of baking time and if they begin to get too brown, place a piece of foil underneath pan on lower rack.)

*Served here with salmon patties, mashed potatoes, and green peas.
This post is linked to the Bread Recipe Swap on Life As Mom!

5 comments:

Minimalist Mommy said...

Hi, I made the buns. I am not the best bread maker yet and have lots to learn. I divided them in 8 but I think I could get away with 10, they were buns on steroids. Also they kind of fell in the oven so I will have to be careful with that...may have accidently brushed it with the cloth covering them. They taste great though but I have to work on my skills to get them to look like a hamburger bun. Will keep you posted but thanks for the recipe.

Donna said...

Please do keep me posted!

You may want to cut your rising time back about 15 minutes, they don't need to be quite doubled as they do puff some in the oven!

You can do it! I've seen your page.... and if I can- anyone can!

-Donna-

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

These look really good, I am going to have to try them. Thank you!

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Thanks for linking back to these - I really, really want to try making buns... especially now that I am grinding my own flour. I linked to this on my weekly roundup, thanks so much!

Donna said...

Thank you Lenetta!!!
Oh I'm so glad that you can grind your own flour now! Yah!!!!!
You're gonna have SO much fun!