How to Make Whole Wheat Hamburger and Hotdog Buns From Scratch

Updated on September 12, 2017
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I have enjoyed baking my own breads and treats for my family on the weekend as a healthier and tastier option to store-bought options.

Hotdog and hamburger buns

Home made hotdog and hamburger buns
Home made hotdog and hamburger buns | Source

Way better than store bought

These homemade whole wheat buns have a better taste and texture than anything you can buy in the store.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 1 hour 50 min
Yields: 8 hamburger OR 8 hot dog buns OR 4 of each

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Water, Warm
  • 1/4 cup Plain yoghurt
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp Liquid egg white
  • 3 Tbsp White sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Margarine
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup White flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp Dry yeast
  • TOPPING *
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid egg white
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. In the measuring cup or another bowl, add the dry yeast to the warm tap water. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and margarine. Stir to mix.
  3. Add the yeast/water mix to the dry ingredients, and stir with a large wooden spoon to blend.
  4. When the dough is blended, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, sprinkle a little more flour on top of the dough, and knead for 5 minutes.
  5. Let dough rest for about 10 minutes.
  6. Using a kitchen scale, cut dough into a sections weighing 3 oz or 85 grams each. And roll into balls.
  7. FOR HAMBURGER BUNS: Press balls flat with palms of hands to form 3-4" circles, and place close to each other on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  8. FOR HOTDOG BUNS: Roll balls into 6" long cylinders, and place close to each other on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  9. Set baking sheet and buns aside to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
  10. Brush tops of risen buns with liquid egg white, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  11. Preheat oven to 375 F and bake 20 - 25 minutes until tops are golden brown.
  12. When done remove buns from pan, and place on wire rake to cool.

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cut, weighed and rolled into ballsShaped into hotdog and hamburger bunsRisen bunsEgg brushed and sesame seed sprinklesGolden brown and delicious
cut, weighed and rolled into balls
cut, weighed and rolled into balls | Source
Shaped into hotdog and hamburger buns
Shaped into hotdog and hamburger buns | Source
Risen buns
Risen buns | Source
Egg brushed and sesame seed sprinkles
Egg brushed and sesame seed sprinkles | Source
Golden brown and delicious
Golden brown and delicious | Source

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