I am not sure why I thought to make hamburger buns, but it popped into my head about a split second after I realized I didn’t have any and I needed some and to acquire some or I would have to traipse to the grocery with my 3 children after nap time.
For some reason I absolutely dislike going anywhere between nap time and dinner. I don’t know why, I just do.
I guess it makes me feel rushed.
So rather than break my own policy I decided it would be a good idea to try making them.
It was worth it.
Really they were very easy, I used my bread machine for the majority of it. Once the bread rises you just roll it out and cut out large rounds with a cookie cutter. Let it rise again and bake them.
1 1/4 cups milk, slightly warmed
1 beaten egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 3/4 cups freshly ground whole wheat bread flour (I ground mine slightly finer than the bread setting)
3 teaspoons gluten flour
1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
Combine all the ingredients in order listed in a bread machine. Turn to dough setting and start.
Once the machine is done and you have some fluffy dough in it, carefully turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface trying not to deflate the dough, and roll out gently to about 2” thick. Cut out 3-4” rounds (whatever you have a cutter for) and place on a baking sheet. Cover with a clean towel and allow to rise for about 15 minutes while the oven preheats.
Preheat oven to 330º and bake for about 20-23 minutes or until golden brown on top.
You can serve them just as they are hot out of the oven or brush with butter and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
NOTE: If you don’t have access to freshly ground flour the original recipe called for the same quantity of white bread flour, so do that or just use store bought whole wheat flour and then omit the gluten flour.