Hamburger buns, sub rolls, heck even cinammon rolls

prepare: 1/4 cup warm water, 1 1/2 tbsp active yeast, a pinch of sugar....let it foam

in a microwave safe bowl, add 1 1/2 cup milk, 1 cube margarine or butter (1/2 if you want)and microwave till the butter is melting/melted. Set aside.

In a blender, or just a bowl, add 2 eggs 2-3 tbsp sugar, and 1 tbsp salt. Mix this with the milk, and blend (super soft fluffy rolls) or just whip together, best you can.

In a large bowl, or mixing bowl, add the yeast mixture, 4-5 cups of flour, and then the liquid ingredients. Mix well, and when able to handle, knead (you made have to add flour). Knead until velvety and smooth, not worrying if it is slightly sticky - the wetter the better with bread. Form into a ball, and place into an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for 45 minutes.

Punch down and:

roll out, add butter and cinammon sugar, and make cinammon rolls
roll out, cut out circles (with the mouth of a mug, brush with milk and add sesame seeds (hamburger buns)
form into balls and make rolls, or form into balls, roll them into small strips and make hotdog/subway rolls.

Let rise again till double and then bake at about 375 for 20 minutes, until they smell done. Try to use a lighter colored pan to eliminate burnt bottoms. CKs also has rolls of cheap parchment paper, so you can prepare all the rolls on the sheets and just transfer them when the pan is ready. Hope this works.

oh, if you want them wheat or whole grain just substitute 2 cups or wheat/whole grain flour for some of the white flour. 100% wheat will be disappointing, and if you look it up in the scientific journals there isn't that much better about it anyway (for more on that story just ask Sara Weir)

1 comment:

Sara and Dustin said...

Hurray!!! Thanks Sara and Jayson!! I'm so excited to try these.