Super soft with just a hint of honey sweetness, Milk & Honey Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns are a variation of my most popular bread recipe.
It’s grilling season! Is there anything as satisfying as a juicy burger, hot off the grill?
We spend lots of time thinking about what type of meat (or meat substitute) we should use to make the burger, and what type of fixins to put on top of the burger, but what about the bun?
Most of us just buy packaged buns without even thinking about making our own. But I can tell you that these Milk & Honey Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns will ruin packaged burger buns for you. But don’t worry, they’re really very easy to make with no deep bread-baking knowledge required.
I adapted this recipe from my most popular bread recipe, Milk & Honey Whole Wheat Bread. There’s a reason that recipe is so popular. It’s the perfect sandwich bread; soft, ever-so-slightly sweet with wholesome wheat flavor.
As good as that bread is, I knew I’d need to make a few changes to turn it into a really great burger bun. First of all, a good burger bun should be soft enough so you can bite into the burger without all the toppings squishing out. But the bun should also be substantial enough to hold up to the burger juices and toppings without disintegrating. Finally, I don’t think the bun should just be a blank canvas. I wanted the bun to have great flavor on it’s own.
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I added 1 egg for structure and just a tiny bit of butter was needed for extra richness. An extra teaspoon of yeast ensures a nice, light texture and speeds up the entire process from dough to oven.
Finally, I used slightly less whole wheat flour to keep the flavor light. I wanted the bun to taste great, but also let the flavor of the burger take center stage.
To me this is the perfect burger bun. You can make the dough in the morning and have fresh burger buns ready by the time you fire up the grill for dinner. But please don’t limit yourself to using them for burgers, they’re also fantastic for sandwiches.
Want a great burger to go on your fresh baked burger buns? How about Chicken Satay Burgers for a change?
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