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Friday, June 13, 2008

*Soft Tender Burger Buns*

Hello everyone!Today was a beutifull day here. I went for a little walk, I couldn't resist it. I love the feel of the sun on me. Today I decided to post *Soft Tender Burger Buns*. You can make hot dog buns with this recipe too. Just role the balls into a rope about 6 inches long and tuck the ends in. If you have any questions, just ask your question in the coments or e-mail me. Enjoy!

*Soft Tender Burger Buns*

Servings: 12

Tips and comments:
If you are an onion lover add in about 1 cup chopped green onions to the dough when kneading. You can rise the dough in the oven, just set oven to 200 degrees and warm for 3 minutes, then turn off the heat while you are making the dough, this will create a perfect temperature to raise dough in, and usually takes only 1 hour to rise with oven method.

1 Cup water, Warm
1 Tsp sugar
1 Tbls. dry yeast
3/4 Cup milk, Warm
4 Tbls. sugar
1/4 Cup shortening, Melted
1 1/2 Tsp salt
4 Cups Bread Flour, Reserving ½ Cup
1 egg white
1 Tsp. water
1 Tbls. sesame seeds

Proof the yeast in 1 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon sugar; let sit for 10 minutes until foamy. Using a mixer, and a large bowl add in 3-1/2 cups flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, melted Crisco, warm milk and salt. Add in the proofed yeast; mix to create a soft semi-sticky dough, adding in reserved flour as needed (do not add in too much as it will create a heavy bun, dough should be semi-sticky. Knead dough for about 10 minutes. Remove dough, and let rest on the counter, cover with a clean dish towel for 10 minutes (this is an important step!). Knead the dough gently for 30 seconds with hands. Place dough in a large well-greased,oiled bowl. Cover, and let rise in a warm spot for 1 to 1½ hours, or until double in size. Punch down dough. Shape into large balls, and place on a large greased cookie sheet (you should get 12 balls on the sheet). Cover with a light clean towel, and let rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes, or until almost doubled .

Preheat the oven at 375°F. In a small bowl, mix together 1 egg white with 1 tsp water; whisk, and mix well. Carefully brush the tops and sides of the buns with the egg mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Per Serving: 200 Cal (23% from Fat, 10% from Protein, 67% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 33 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 6 g Sugar; 31 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 309 mg Sodium; 4 mg Cholesterol.

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