Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

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Today we are having a simple dinner of burgers and salad with family (kids and grandkids). We are excited to hear about their trip to Norway (although we have seen the photos they posted in Facebook, we are still looking forward to their account of their experience!)  Here’s the recipe for the wholewheat burger buns I decided to bake this morning.  I can’t believe how fast one can whip up something like this! It took me only a few minutes to mix and the rest is waiting for the buns to rise. The recipe was adapted from King Arthur Flour’s Hamburger Buns recipe and Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tbs instant yeast
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Flour Harvest Grains*
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil or softened butter
  • egg wash (1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tsp water)

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Directions:

  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water. Stir to dissolve and let sit for 10 minutes until frothy.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined. Knead until it forms a soft, smooth dough.
  3. Form into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with a towel and leave at room temperature until doubled in size. (approximately 1 hour depending on how warm it is where you are!)
  4. Place a parchment paper or silpat on a baking sheet. When the dough has doubled, divide into 8 equal pieces (they will be big pieces) and roll each piece into a ball.  Place on prepared baking sheet.  Brush tops with egg wash.
  5. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 10 – 15 minutes until golden brown.  Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

Notes:

* You can use any combination of grains such as millet, quinoa, sunflower seeds, etc.  I just had the Harvest Grains from KAF handy so that’s what I used.

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» Jessie said: { Aug 24, 2009 - 05:08 }

wow I had no idea that whole wheat buns were so easy to make! thank you for sharing :)

» jenn said: { Aug 24, 2009 - 06:08 }

Nice. I love it when the bread has a lot of filling in it. Looks really good. Now I want a burger.

» kate said: { Aug 31, 2009 - 02:08 }

These look lovely! I just made some mini whole wheat hamburger buns this weekend but they didn’t come out as light and fluffy as yours. I suppose it helps to mix in some regular all-purpose flour. Next time I’ll certainly be sure to do an egg wash to give them that extra shine-factor.


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