Yeah, I can be a little snobbish when it comes to making homemade burgers. I always insist on serving them with homemade buns. Just something about using store bought buns that make me feel like I can’t really call the burgers homemade.
That’s probably why I’ve only ever made homemade burgers twice so far, hehehe.
Anyway, I’ll probably be making more homemade burgers now that I’ve discovered this bun recipe. I took the liberty to tweak it a little with some knowledge I acquired from watching one too many bread making videos on YouTube.
This recipe is fantastic because everything only happens in 2 bowls. You don’t really need a large, clean surface to knead the dough or anything (something I personally quite detest due to the mess).
# – Easy poppy seed burger buns.
1 cup of warm milk 2 tablespoons of butter, melted 2 tablespoons of warm water 2 tablespoons of white sugar 2 tablespoon of dry instant yeast 1 teaspoons salt 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1 egg white Poppy seeds 1 tablespoon of olive oil
# – First, pour the mixture of warm milk, warm water and melted butter into a mixing bowl.
# – Then sprinkle the dry yeast and sugar all over the surface. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
# – Sift flour over the yeast mixture.
# – Followed by salt (Don’t put salt in with yeast, it murders them!)
# – Now, with your fingers gently mix everything together till combined. It will be very sticky, but refrain from adding flour. The more you work with your finger, the less sticky it will be, trust me! Stop when the dough is only just a bit sticky but manageable.
# – Grease another bowl with olive oil (I poured 1 tablespoon of oil into the bowl then used a kitchen towel to spread it all over). Transfer the dough into the greased bowl and cover with cling film. Leave it be in room temperature for 1 hour.
# – After an hour, the dough should double in size. Use a pastry cutter or a knife to cut the dough into 6 equal pieces. It is very easy to handle the dough now. Not sticky! :)
# – Take one piece and pull it towards the end of your finger tips like this.
# – Then pull it back towards your body, like this. Repeat 2 or 3 times.
# – Then form into a ball and lay it on a non-stick baking tray. Do the pulling thing with the rest of the dough pieces.
# – Cover the balls with a clean tea towel and let stand for another hour. They will expand in size as well.
# – Before sticking them into the oven, brush egg white all over the surface of the balls.
# – Sprinkle poppy seeds all over. You may use other type of seeds too.
# – Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190 degrees celcius for 15 minutes.
# – Poppy seed burger buns, DONE!
# – Slice bun in half and put in your homemade patty for a true homemade burger :D
The buns were soft and spongy. Absolutely delicious and so simple to make! Like I said, it all only happened in 2 bowls, no messy counter top to clean, no flying flour. Lovely :)