Well, I was very happy with the results. Don't let anyone tell you that its hard to make hamburger buns from scratch at home. It was VERY easy. The recipe I decided to use for my buns can be found here. I can always trust a King Arthur Flour recipe. The only change I made was that I used half milk, half water for the 3/4 cup water. I used 2 TBSP softened butter instead of oil for the fat.
I weighed my flour and dumped all my ingredients into my stand mixer, turned it on low for a minute or two using the paddle attachment, then switched to the dough hook and kneaded 7 minutes. I plopped my dough into a lightly oiled bowl and after an hour I shaped my buns. Here is the video that Michelle included in her post and that I'm including as well so you can see how to shape the buns.
Here are my buns after they have been shaped and risen another hour:
After they bake for 10 minutes you brush with beaten egg white, spinkle on seeds and then after 5 more minutes you have:
I encourage everyone to try making their own hamburger buns. You won't be disappointed!!!
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