During a conversation on baking that my online friends and I were having, I shared my recipe for the best hamburger buns in the world, or at least the best buns I have ever made for our biweekly hamburger dinners. These are soft, fluffy, and in no way heavy.
I don’t like store bought buns because they taste like the plastic bag to me. They don’t have any flavor of their own and when the bread sticks to the roof of my mouth, it’s unpleasant. If you are going to eat a bun with your burger, why not make it the best burger bun in the world?
I also use my breadmaker for the dough. Don’t discount this small appliance. It’s not only the perfect place to proof dough if you use a breadmaker, there is no mess and you can use what precious counter space you have for other parts of the meal (Perhaps this just refers to my teeny kitchen, but some readers can probably relate.)
Best Hamburger Buns In The World Makes 8 buns 1 cup lukewarm water 2 TBSP lard 1 Egg 3 1/2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/4 tsp salt 1 TBSP yeast *Add ingredients to your breadmaker in order required(mine is wet first, so that is how the recipe is written) *Use the dough cycle. When it's done, continue: *Gently mold dough into an even loaf shape for cutting. *Divide dough in half, then each half into 1/4s. Now you have 8 perfect sized hamburger or sandwich rolls. *Shape each dough so it's smooth on top and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet(not quite touching but close enough so they bake together) *Cover and let rise in a warm spot until rounded(they grow larger during baking) *Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until golden *Remove and butter each bun lightly to keep them soft.