I know some of you are thinking that I’ve lost my mind. Who would take the time to make homemade buns when you can buy perfectly good buns for $5 or less at the grocery store? In theory, I agree, it’s not really practical to make your own hamburger buns.
But, consider this. Here is the list of ingredients in Pepperidge Farm’s Classic Hamburger Buns:
“Unbromated unbleached enriched wheat flour (flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid), water, high fructose corn syrup, yeast, wheat gluten, contains 2 percent or less of: soybean oil, salt, nonfat milk, sugar, monoglyceride, datem (dough conditioner), calcium propionate (to retard spoilage), wheat protein isolate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, malted barley and enzymes.”
Here are the ingredients in my hamburger buns:
Whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, yeast, salt, butter and hot water.
Whose buns do you think are better tasting (not to mention better for you)?!
Make a dough out of the above ingredients.
Let it rise for 45 minutes to an hour or until it has doubled in size.
Divide the dough into 12 equal sized balls.
Slightly flatten each ball with the palm of your hand.
Perfect hamburger buns 15 minutes later!
Try to make your own buns for your July 4th BBQ. If you’d like the exact recipe, please leave a comment. It’s easy and so much better for you than the processed junk! I hope you all have a safe and fantastic Fourth of July! Have a great long weekend.