Monday, March 11, 2013

Homemade Light Wheat Burger Buns

Making bread is easier than most people think. All it really is is yeast, water, salt, sugar, fat and flour. That's the basic principle just 6 ingredients to make something that will not only make your house smell amazing but will also impress just about everyone you know. Not to mention you get great bread without any preservatives.

Now that the weather is getting warming I'm dying to do some grilling. I really wanted burgers for dinner so I figured homemade burger buns, why not?

This recipe makes 8 burger buns, the perfect number for dinner and some leftovers! I started my dough on Saturday and used it on Monday but the dough could stay in the refrigerator for as long as 7 days.

Ingredients, recipe adapted from Just Putzing Around the Kitchen

- 1 package yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 medium eggs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt

1.) Add the warm water, sugar and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook and let sit about 10 minutes until the yeast is foamy
2.) Add the remaining ingredients and turn the mixer to medium
3.) Let the mixer run until the dough has collected into a ball and cleaned the sides of the bowl (about 5-10 minutes)
4.) Oil the bowl and let the dough rise for about 1-1/2 hours covered with a towel
5.) At this point you could use the dough right away or store in the refrigerator
6.) When you are ready to bake, divide the dough into 8 equal balls
7.) Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat
8.) Slightly flatten the dough balls and then let rise about 30 minutes + oven preheating time
9.) After 30 minutes, preheat your oven to 400 F
10.) Brush the tops of the buns with an egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon of water and top with sesame seeds
11.) When the oven is preheated bake the buns for 15 minutes until golden brown
12.) Let cool before slicing

I'm running 3 miles after work today...I can't wait to enjoy this nice weather!


  1. Oh, this is LOVELY! This looks like something I must try. The recipe for the buns is great and I loved the picture!!

    1. Thanks! They were even really easy to make! I don't think I can go back to store bought now.