And making them mini are just plain fun and can be had as an appetizer.
Mini Hamburger Bun
3 cups bread flour
2 1/4 teaspoons active yeast,
1 cup whole milk, warm
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten with a bit of milk for brushing
Sesame or poppy seeds
In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of flour with the yeast. Add in milk, butter, sugar and salt and mix lightly. In a small bowl, beat egg and add to the flour-milk mixture. Mix together until combined. Cover and let rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
Add the rest of the flour. Alternatively, knead in additional flour with your hands. Do this for 8-10 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Be careful not to add too much flour or your buns will be dense and heavy.
Spray bowl or brush lightly with oil. Form dough into a ball and let rise at room temperature covered, until doubled, about 45 minutes to an hour.
Divide dough into 18 equally-sized pieces. Shape into rolls: Arrange on a baking sheet, and let rise a third time until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to180C . Brush buns with the egg-milk mixture and sprinkle with a few sesame or poppy seeds. Bake in the center of the oven until golden, about 20 minutes. I
Remove from oven and transfer to a rack. Allow to cool completely before serving
My Hamburger Recipe
500 grams fresh ground beef
1 onion, minced
4 TBS chopped parsley
1 Tbs. cumin powder
salt & pepper
Mix all ingredients and let sit in fridge for a few hours, covered.
Shape into burgers and grill till done to your liking.