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Burger Buns

sawhorseray

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I started thinking about what Chop said, the dough being overworked. I made this batch yesterday, 7 minutes in the stand mixer rather than ten. I formed and shaped the dough balls with just my hands, no rolling pin, let them prove for a good hour
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15 minutes at 375º, they came out the lightest and best batch I ever made. RAY
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Looks good . I might try this today .
 

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My mother taught me a stretch and fold technique for making uniform buns.
Put ball in your palm. Stretch from the palm side to the top side while rotating the ball.
Press the top down on pan and go 2nd rise until about 1/4 less than desired finished size.
I'll try to take photos the next time I make a batch.
 

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Those were "extra large" eggs. Not "large", not "jumbo", EXTRA LARGE. A extra large egg is usually gauged at 1.75 ounces of liquid. The yolk? Who knows. Thanks for the Like, it's appreciated. RAY
 

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Those look great . I gotta try these .

Thanks for the Like Rich. They are getting better every time and still using the exact same ingredients. Your idea of shortening the time the dough is getting worked was a winner! RAY
 

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Nice Looking Buns you got there, Ray!!
Look Mighty Tasty too!!
Like.

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Nice Looking Buns you got there, Ray!!
Look Mighty Tasty too!! Like. Bear
Thanks Bear! Since I took chopsaw chopsaw 's advise and cut down the time kneading the dough they are a lot lighter, best I've made. Thanks for the "Like" too Bear! RAY
 

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This is on the short list . Got two batches of dough mixed since Sunday in the fridge . Pizza or bread .
When it's gone , I'm taking a shot at these .
 

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Damn Ray, you got some beautiful buns!! This looks like something even I could handle. Being that Tracy loves burgers, I may have to give this a run. Problem is finding the yeast. I've got a bread maker and have made tons of stuff in it but every place I look is out of yeast. I may have to bite the bullet and order from Amazon. Got an email from my home brew supplier that they too are having trouble getting it for beer making. This could be a big problem!!

Robert
 

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I can't believe the difference that going with five minutes of kneading as opposed to ten minutes makes Rich, even my wife likes them now. RAY
 

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Are you all using AP or bread flour? And anyone try with whole wheat flour?

I use bread flour for everything, King Arthur brand, haven't bought a bag of AP in years. Of got about 2/3 of a bag of wheat flour on the shelf for years now, just never seem to use the stuff. RAY
 

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Damn Ray, you got some beautiful buns!! This looks like something even I could handle. Being that Tracy loves burgers, I may have to give this a run. Problem is finding the yeast. I've got a bread maker and have made tons of stuff in it but every place I look is out of yeast. I may have to bite the bullet and order from Amazon. Got an email from my home brew supplier that they too are having trouble getting it for beer making. This could be a big problem!! Robert

PM me your address Robert, I've got five packs left in the pantry, I'll send you a couple. RAY
 

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got about 2/3 of a bag of wheat flour on the shelf for years now, just never seem to use the stuff. RAY
Throw it out . Damn stuff gets bad and you don't know it till you take a bite ,,, nasty .
 

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