Happy Friday everybody! This week flew by way too fast for me - funny how school deadlines will do that to you! Last week Mara shared her red mole with us, and if you haven't checked it out - you need to! Mara has been making some really awesome dishes every weekend that require a lot of time and love.
My first for this week did require some time, but luckily it was just rising time. I made my own hamburger buns from scratch using a recipe I adapted from Ally!
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (or one pkg)
1 cup lukewarm water
2 Tbsp olive oil, plus additional for bowl and topping
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
sesame seeds, optional
Combine the yeast and warm water in a measuring cup and set aside. In a large bowl combine the flour and salt. Add the olive oil to the yeast mixture, stir to combine, and add to the flour mixture. Stir with a spoon just until combined and then using floured hands knead in the bowl for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Set the dough aside for a minute to wash out the bowl and put a little bit of olive oil in the bottom. Turn the dough in the oil to coat and set a damp kitchen towel overtop and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour. Punch down the risen dough a few times and divide into six even pieces. Form into rolls and place on a greased baking sheet. Using the tips of your fingers, dimple the tops of the rolls. Brush with olive oil and gently press on sesame seeds if using. Cover the rolls with the damp towel and let rise in a warm spot for a minimum of 30 minutes. Bake in a 375° oven for 20-25 minutes. Let cool before slicing. Yields 6 rolls.
These were so much easier to make than I thought they would be! They left barely any mess since I used the same bowl to mix in, knead in, and rise in. I served my pulled pork barbeque on these buns and received high praises from Johnny!
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