Wonderful Huge Buns

Beautiful Burger Buns

3/4 to 1 cup lukewarm water*

2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

1 large egg

3 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon instant yeast

*For best results (a smooth, slightly soft dough), use the smaller amount of water in summer (or in a humid environment), the greater amount in winter (or in a dry climate); and something in between the rest of the time.

375°F oven for 15 to 18 minute

TOPPING
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  1. Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — to make a soft, smooth dough.
  2. Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 to 2 hours, or until it’s nearly doubled in bulk.
  3. Gently deflate the dough, and divide it into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round ball; flatten to about 3″ across. Place the buns on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour, until noticeably puffy.
  4. Brush the buns with about half of the melted butter.
  5. Bake the buns in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden. Remove them from the oven, and brush with the remaining melted butter. This will give the buns a satiny, buttery crust.
  6. Cool the buns on a rack.
  7. Yield: 8 large buns.

Reference

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/beautiful-burger-buns-recipe

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