Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Homemade Burger Bun

This is the first time I try my hands at making burger buns but second time using the water roux method. I will stick to this method for I find that the bun remained soft and fluffy even after a day old.  I took the recipe from Grace  of Kitchen Corner. Thanks Grace for this wonderful burger bun recipe.  You can go Elinluv's Tidbits Corner to drool and feast on my homemade beef burger :p

I add in the sesame seeds only when they are ready for baking

I was  happy that it turned out well and browned evenly.....
at times the oven can act on me :p

this bun looks like it is smiling :)

the second load was a bit burnt though
but Daddy likes it more burnt :)

Homemade Burger Bun  ( taken from Kitchen Corner )
( Printable Recipe )
Recipe for 8 buns (approximately 60g for each dough or make more into small little buns):

210g bread flour
56g plain flour
20g milk powder
42g caster sugar
half teaspoon of salt
6g yeast
30g beaten eggs
85g water
84g water dough
22g unsalted butter

Recipe for the water dough "water roux":

Cook 125g water with 25g bread flour at medium low heat, keep stirring until it become thicken and no lumps left. If you've a candy thermometer, measure it until the temperature turn to 65C then turn of the heat. Cook it until quite liquid consistency like the baby porridge. Transfer to a clean bowl to cool down.

Method of making the bun :

Place all the ingredients for kneading except the butter until everything come together and become a smooth dough then add in the butter a little at a time.

Let the dough slowly absorb the butter then turn to speed two if you are using kitchenaid mixer. Knead until the dough no more sticking at the side of the mixing bowl and the dough should be very smooth and elastic.

Let it proof for 40 minutes in a clean bowl cover with cling warp.

Divide the dough into even size of 8 portions or any size you like it to be then let it rest for 10 minutes.

Shape the dough into smooth round shape. Prepare some water on a a clean plate and place a kitchen towel on the top. Damp the surface of each dough and run the damp surface around a bowl of sesame seeds. Place the dough on a baking tray and let the it proof for 40 minutes. Bake at 180C for 15 minutes.

Enjoy !

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  1. I haven't tried anything with water roux.
    I've very lazy too knead by hand, especially when it's a sticky dough.

    I'll pop over to drool at the beef burger

  2. wish I know how to bake too.

  3. Elin, your burger buns look as good as Grace's, I hope I can have one now, hungry hungry...

  4. Your burger buns look great! I envy people who are good at baking - baking is absolutely my weak point!

  5. wow, nice looking burger bun! I normally just buy them from the shop cause I only make burger when I'm lack of cooking time. haha.... ^_^ I'll try to make my own burger roll in future since roti canai pun sudah tried! hehe.... Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!
    Cheers, kristy

  6. Ha! You made Grace F.'s buns!! Don't they taste soft or what!! I love them. Hehehe ... I was lucky to have been able to try her burgers ...

  7. What a great looking hamburger bun! Bet they're delicious!

  8. Wendy....I used my cake mixer with the dough hook and knead it for 20 minutes. Take out the dough and just lightly knead them for another 5 minutes...thats all...easy does it :p and the result is fantastic. Water roux method makes the bun soft and fluffy and it remains soft the next day . A keeper for sure :) Do try the water roux method and you will see the difference :) will good one day. Practice makes perfect :)

    Jess....haha no la can't beat the sifu Grace. I think hers are perfect. I need to practice on it then I will say my buns are good as hers :)

    Cook Gallery...:) I love baking and weakness especially when I see a nice food picture from the blogosphere...haha I will not let go and will just bake them:) should try making your own burger bun. Then it will be complete...the satisfaction I mean :) You too have a great weekend :)

    Pei-Lin...yup I was inspired to try it out after reading your post:) and true enough it was fantastic...not only you are the lucky one to get to taste...I did it and I too got to savor it! lol!

    Pam...yessss they are delicious :)