I thought I would make some homemade buns to go with my husband’s famous burgers. Since the recipe makes 12, I made 6 hamburger and 6 hotdog.
Bread Machine Whole Wheat Buns
I wanted to make them a little healthier so I used whole wheat flour, replaced some of the oil with unsweetened applesauce, and used honey instead of sugar.
1 egg at room temperature
1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/8 cup Olive Oil
1 cup warm 2% Milk
1/8 cup Honey
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 cups Bread Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 package dry active yeast
I placed all the liquid ingredients into my bread machine pan first, then added the flours and salt. I made a well in the flour and added the yeast.
I set the machine on “dough” and let it do its thing.
Once the dough was done, I removed it from the pan and laid it on a floured board, covered it and let it sit for 10 minutes.
The dough was very light and fluffy, so I had to add some flour so I could handle it and cut into 12 equal pieces.
I formed the pieces into flat balls for the burger buns and long narrow tubes for the hotdog buns, and place them on lightly greased cookie sheets, covered them with a towel and let them rise for an hour. (I like to turn my oven on until it gets a little warm and then turn it off and place the cookie sheets inside to rise).
After they had risen…and boy do they rise, I removed them from the oven and preheated it to 350 degrees.
I baked them for about 15 minutes, until they were nice and browned.
They turned out really good! So much better than the store bought buns.
Because there isn’t any preservatives, I kept out what we were going to eat within a few days and froze the rest.