Homemade Burger Buns

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Lately, grocery stores have been a game of hide and seek, or a scavenger hunt when it comes to trying to find specific items, especially baked goods. One of the dinners I had planned included burger buns, which happened to be one of the out of stock items, of course! So I searched all over and found a few different recipes and decided to give it a go and make them myself. Well, now that I have, I don’t think we will go back to store bought buns again!

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We enjoyed them along with our homemade salmon burgers with dill mayo.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
3-1/2 to 4 cups of flour

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Instructions:

1. Pour warm water into a mixing bowl. You want the water a little warmer than luke warm, but not too hot. Sprinkle your yeast into the water. Allow the mixture to sit approx. 5 to 10 minutes, or until froth has formed on the top.
2. Stir the oil, sugar, egg, and salt into the bowl until combined.
3. While using the dough hook on your mixer, slowly add the flour, one cup at a time, and continue to mix until your dough has formed.
4. Let knead for roughly 5 minutes or until your dough is smooth. If not using a mixer, knead by hand on a floured surface.
5. Divide the dough into 8 to 12 equal sized pieces. I like to make 12 so we can have seconds or leftovers. Form each dough into a round ball and place on silicone baking mat lined baking sheet.

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6. Cover with a clean towel and allow to rest for 30-40 minutes.
7. During the last 10 minutes of proofing, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
8. Stick in the oven and bake for approximately 12 minutes or until tops are golden.

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We are them the next morning with ham, eggs and cheese… SOOOOO good!

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