Hamburger Buns
Posted: 18 April 2009 07:02 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi there

Has anyone made their own hamburger buns? I have two questions. 1) Which of Rose’s recipes work best for buns (hamburger and/or hot dog)? And 2) how do you shape the bun? I have a dessert ring that is a suitable size. Has anyone tried this?

Thanks in advance for any luck you’ve had.

All the best,

Anne

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Posted: 18 April 2009 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi Anne,

The best recipe in the Bread Bible for hamburger/hot dog rolls is The Basic Soft White Sandwich Loaf (page 244).  It’s nice and soft with a soft crust.  For buns I think about 3 ounces (80 grams) makes a good-sized bun.  To shape round rolls you place one on an unfloured work surface and cup your hand over the ball of dough with your fingertips only touching the surface and the palm of your hand gently touching the top of the dough ball. Then move your hand quickly in small circles.  This causes a surface tension on the dough ball and when you turn it over you will see a small hole on the bottom, so pinch it closed.  (You can actually do two at a time - one in each hand).  You should be able to get 12 buns on a half-sheet pan.  When they are proofing, put a piece of oiled plastic wrap over them and cover with another half-sheet pan to weigh them down somewhat.  They will then spread outwards rather than upwards.  When ready to bake you can give them a milk or egg wash and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds - or just leave them plain.

I wouldn’t use dessert rings for rolls - they are more appropriate for a wet dough like English muffins.

Good luck and let us know how they turn out.
Annie

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Posted: 18 April 2009 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I believe Rose has a copy of a hamburger or hotdog roll recipe on the blog.

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Posted: 18 April 2009 08:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks Patricia, you are correct and here’s the link
http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/2008/07/golden_burger_buns.html

Also, I found a recipe posted by Gene and he uses rings for shaping the buns and then forming the burgers.  Here’s the link for that:
http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/index_ee.php/forums/viewthread/412/#3416

So, Anne, you have lots of choice!

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Annie

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Posted: 19 April 2009 03:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Hi Anne,
I have been meaning to try Rose’s recipe for the longest time. The recipe I posted was loosely based on her suggestions. My dough recipe has been popular with the burger crowd here but I have had to reduce the size of my rings. Everyone complained the buns were too big even though they all end up eating the whole thing. smile

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Posted: 19 April 2009 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hi Anne. 

Here’s another Hamburger Bun recipe by Rose that The Washington Post ran:
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2007/05/23/beranbaums-best-buns/

The Blog BreadBasketCase wrote up her experience with the recipe. http://breadbasketcase.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

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Posted: 21 April 2009 11:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Guys, all of this is amazing. I am impressed with the detail and help you have provided. Clearly I am excited for the weekend when I can try this out. I will touch base as soon as I give them a whirl. I will try Rose’s recipe first but love having these options. I should have written you ages ago as you have really helped. Warmest wishes to you all (and will touch base soon!!)

Anne

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Posted: 27 April 2009 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hi everyone. I took a picture of my first batch of buns! While not on your caliber, I am very happy with my first batch. I will try all the recipes that everyone gave me. Again, thank you all so much for your help.

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Posted: 27 April 2009 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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They look great Anne!  How did you like their flavor?  I haven’t made my own yet… I can’t wait to follow your lead.  Thanks for starting this post. grin

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Posted: 27 April 2009 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Aren’t you sweet?! I was pleased with them, but I was just eating them ‘as is’. we haven’t had burgers yet so I think that will be the true test of what bun recipe works best. I froze them for our next sandwiches. Let me know when you do yours and let me know what you think. Warmest wishes, Anne

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Posted: 27 April 2009 10:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Looks really good. I’m not much of a bread baker and I admire those of you who do.

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Posted: 28 April 2009 06:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Those look lovely!  I bet they’ll be just the thing to elevate your burgers to gourmet status.

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Posted: 05 May 2009 09:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I appreciate the concern which is been rose. The things need to be sorted out because it?s not about the individual but it can be with everyone.

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