If you are a novice to bread baking, this is the recipe for you. Baking with all-purpose flour is as easy as a breeze. Yeast can be moody, however, if you learn to handle it you get wonderful results.
I have baked these buns for a neighbour and friend who somehow likes her bread more if it has the traditional texture and colour.
Earlier, I had baked a loaf with refined flour. You can find the recipe here.
Another recipe you must try is whole wheat pull-apart dinner rolls.
Easy Burger Buns
- 400 g All purpose flour
- 1.25 cup + 2-3 tbsp Water
- 20 g Milk powder
- 1 tsp Instant yeast
- 1 tbsp Jaggery or brown sugar
- 1.5 tsp Pink salt
- 1/4 cup Any oil or butter
- 1 tbsp Milk for milk wash
- 1 tsp Black and white sesame seeds for garnish
- 1 tsp Melted butter to apply after baking.
- Take 1/4 cup of lukewarm water and add jaggery powder to it. Mix it and add yeast. Mix thoroughly and keep it aside to bubble.
- In a big bowl, take flour and add salt, milk powder. Mix it with a spatula.
- Add bubbled yeast mixture and start making dough by adding water gradually. You may need a little lesser or more water. Don't add the entire quantity in one go.
- When the dough comes together, smear it with oil. Shift the dough on the counter and start kneading it gently. The process takes 6-8 minutes. The dough will bounce back on poking when ready. You can do the windowpane test as well.
- Keep the dough for the first proofing in a big bowl, smeared with oil. Applying oil on the dough prevents it from drying. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel.
- Wait until the dough doubles in size. Mine took about an hour.
- Grease a baking tray with oil or line it with parchment paper.
- Punch the dough and divide into 8 equal parts.
- Shape the dough into balls.
- Place then on the parchment paper-lined tray at a distance. Flatten them with your fingers.
- Cover the tray with a kitchen towel and keep for the second proofing which will take 20-25 minutes. Proofing time may vary depending upon the weather at your place.
- Meanwhile preheat the oven at 190 C for 10 minutes.
- Brush the buns with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake the buns for 20-25 minutes or until the tops have browned nicely.
- Apply butter and cool them on a wire rack. Serve the way you like.