Thursday, 8 January 2015

Mini Wholemeal Burger Buns

Recently I read in the news that a mould test done on some fastfood burgers found that one particular popular cheeseburger remained unchanged even after 15 days left sitting at room temperature in a plastic container! There was no mould on it at all! I can only imagine how much preservatives must have gone into it to keep it looking good.

Determined to stay away from fastfood burgers after reading this bit of news, I decided to make our own burger buns to go with our homemade meat patty. We definitely can eat these burgers with peace of mind ...

Mini Wholemeal Burger Buns
(makes 20)

2 cups warm water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
4 cup strong bread flour
1 1/4 cup wholemeal flour (or you can replace this with bread flour,
                                                  if you prefer normal white burger buns)
1/3 cup milk powder
3 tsp instant yeast
breadcrumbs or sesame seeds


1) Place warm water in a small bowl and sprinkle yeast over. Stir in sugar and leave to ferment for about 15 minutes.

2) Combine flours, milk powder and salt in a mixer bowl.

3) Pour olive oil into fermented yeast and add to flour mixture.

4) Knead with the dough hook using an electric mixer for 5 minutes or until smooth. Place dough in a clean bowl and cover with a damp, clean tea towel.  Leave in a warm place until doubled in size.

5) Knock the dough back and transfer to a lightly floured surface.

6) Divide into 20 equal-sized pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, roll in breadcrumbs or sesame seeds  and lay out on a baking tray lined with baking paper, cover and rest for 10 minutes.

7) Bake in 160C for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


Alternatively, if you have a breadmachine, you can follow these procedures:-

1) In the pan of the bread machine, add ingredients in the order listed above.

2) Select bread type setting to dough/pasta to make the dough.

3)When the cycle is complete, transfer dough into a lightly floured surface.

4) Divide dough into pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, roll in breadcrumbs and place in a baking pan.

5) Let rise until almost double in size.

6) Bake in 160C for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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