Sunday, May 20, 2012

Homemade Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

I have been wanting to try these forever.  I finally decided to do make the dough in my breadmaker on the dough cycle.  I halved the recipe so that it would work better in my 2 cup machine.  These are the sized listed in (). 

When I made the buns - I used a large  mouth mason jar to make the shape.  I think I may have rolled it out  too thin.  It actually made 13 buns.  Nextime I will probably make square buns. 
Homemade Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
Yeilds:  18 buns (9 if halved)
Serving size:  1 bun
Weight Watchers: 4 pp+

  • 5 cups (+) whole wheat flour (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (3/4 cup)
  • 2 pkgs regular or active dry yeast (4 1/2 t.) (1 pkg or 21/4 t.)
  • 2 T. honey (1 T)
  • 1/4 cup water (1/8 cup)
  • 1/2 cup milk (1/4 c)
  • 2 T. butter (1 T)
  • 2 t. sea salt (1 t)

I made these in my breadmachine on the dough cycle.  Here are the directions if making by hand.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together 3 cups of whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups warm water. Set aside to let rest for 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, mix together 1/4 cup water, yeast and honey. Allow this to sit for at least 10 minutes to activate the yeast.
  3. Melt butter, milk and salt in a small saucepan on the stove. Do not allow the mixture to get above 120 degrees.
  4. Pour yeast mixture and milk mixture into flour mixture. Add remaining two cups of flour (more if needed).
  5. Knead for about 10 minutes until dough begins to look “shiny”.
  6. Put dough back into the bowl, cover and let rise for at least an hour…or until it has doubled.
  7. Pull dough onto a clean countertop and knead for a couple of minutes to get any air bubbles out.
  8. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until about 1/2 inch thick.
  9. Cut circles from the dough with a large drinking glass or wide mouth jar.
  10. Place circles on in a well buttered baking dish about an inch apart.
  11. Allow to rise for about 30 minutes.
  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

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