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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Homemade Burger Buns


Hello Friends! I've been quite busy around here as we prepare for what is supposed to be one of the coldest fronts we have had here in a while... so while I am a little early breaking out the vibrant table runner and flowers, I am really looking forward to some of the white stuff! I LOVE snow! I love when the family gets stuck home together... we usually end up having such a fun time. Games, warm drinks, rest, it's my favorite! 

Being that Valentine's Day is just right around the corner, I was thinking about what I should make for my sweetheart for that day. Occasionally we go out for a "date night" but with everything going on in the world right now and trying to save money for our homestead, a "date night in" sounds just perfect. As funny as it may sound, his favorite thing in the whole world is a good ole hamburger. So I'm gonna share with y'all this delicious and easy peasy recipe for making fantastic burger buns for your "date night in" or your next burger night!

Here's how to make them!

2 cups freshly milled whole wheat flour 

2 cups all purpose flour

(OR, you can use 4 cups of all purpose flour) 
2 Tbsp yeast
Combine in a large bowl and set aside

In a small saucepan add the following:
1 cup milk
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup oil
3 Tbsp honey
1 tsp salt
Mix in saucepan til warm but not hot!
(Remember you are adding this to your dry ingredients and the yeast will not activate if it is too cold and it will die if it is too hot)

Add the wet to dry and mix
It will begin to get thick, once it does toss it on your floured counter and knead briefly.
This is a quick bread recipe so it doesn't take but just a couple of minutes.

Sprinkle some flour back in  your bowl and add your nice smooth ball of dough back in, cover with a tea towel and set somewhere warm for about 10-15 minutes.

Once you see that the dough has at least doubled and maybe tripled, plop dough back onto your floured surface and knead a few more times.

Your dough should be smooth and elastic.
Roll out on your counter (NOT TOO THIN!)
Remember! These are going to be buns, so don't make them too thin or small.
Grant it, they are going to rise, but still... keep this in mind.
(as you can see here, I got some a little bigger than others... it's ok) 

Once they are cut out, place on your baking sheet and cover with a tea towel again.
You want them to puff up and rise, so leave them for a bit.
They will only rise just a tiny bit more in the oven, so make sure they are about as big as you want them while they are rising on the counter.

Bake at 350* for 15-20 minutes or until browned and not doughy on the inside.
I hope you enjoy!!!
Have a GREAT weekend friends!!



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