Sunday, 26 May 2013
Home made hamburger buns on the BBQ
The big question why buy hamburger buns when you can easily make them yourself! Homemade buns are a lot fresher and taste a lot better. Another big advantage of them is you know what went in them! This hamburger bun recipe is quite easy to do and they always turn out nice and fluffy and very tasty. When making these you can also add a little bit of your favorite rub in the dough mixture for more flavour. If you don't like using egg wash on them you can use melted butter.
To cook these you will need a pizza stone. I you use a charcoal BBQ you can add a chunk or two of cherry wood on the hot coals for a nice smoke flavor. On a propane BBQ you can the same with wet wood chips place inside a heavy duty foil punch with lots of holes or use smoke box and place it directly on the burner. Smoking on a propane BBQ is not as-quint as effective due to the fact it has lots of places for the smoke to leeks out of the BBQ but it's better than nothing!
· 1 cup milk
· 1/2 cup water
· 1/4 cup butter
· 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
· 2 1/4 TSP Yeast
· 2 tablespoons white sugar
· 1 1/2 TSP salt
· 1 egg
Egg Wash Ingredients
· 1 egg white, beaten
· 1 TBSP water
1. In a small saucepan, heat milk, water and butter until very warm, 120 degrees F;
2. Poor content into the stand mixer bowl with dough hook and add yeast and let set for 1 minute;
3. Now add 1 3/4 cup flour, sugar and salt and then mix for a bit then add in egg and mix some more. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and mix till you get a well form dough ball;
4. Divide dough into 12 - 14 equal pieces. Shape into smooth balls, and place on parchment paper. Flatten slightly. Cover, and let rise for 30 to 35 minutes.
5. Before cooking brush them with a egg wash (Mix beaten egg white with 1 TBSP water);
Note: You can also sprinkle them with sesame seeds.
6. Pre heat BBQ and pizza stone to 400 degrees F;
7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown but move buns around every 4 minutes or so to ensure even cooking;