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isand66

Hamburger and Super Size Hot Dog Buns

RollcloseupIt's Memorial Day this weekend believe it or not.  Doesn't feel like it's almost June, but it is certainly time to grill some hot dogs and hamburgers.  I hate using store-bought rolls since I know I can make ones myself that are far superior.

My wife insists that the only rolls worthy of using for hamburgers and hot dogs must be light white bread rolls.    I have been real busy at work so it's been difficult to find time to bake as much as I would like so a quick yeasted roll recipe would have to do.  With that in mind I adapted a recipe from Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Dayand added a few twists.

I decided to add some parmesan cheese powder and some dried chives just to make it a little interesting.

I used the overnight retardation method which helps build some extra flavor.

I must say that overall these came out nice and flavorful and were perfect for our hamburger and hot dog dinner the other day.

Hamburger-and-Hotdog-Rolls

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Directions

Mix flours with yeast to combine.  Next add remainder of the ingredients keeping about 30 grams of milk back.  Mix on low-speed or by hand for 1 minute and let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes to absorb the flour.

Add the balance of the water if needed and mix for another 4 minutes.  The dough should come together and be scraping the side of the mixing bowl and be nice and fairly smooth but still tacky.

Remove the dough to your work surface and knead by hand for 1 minute.  Do about 3-4 stretch and folds and put in a well oiled bowl or container with a cover.  Put it in your refrigerator immediately.

You can keep it in your refrigerator for about 24 to 36 hours.  I ended up baking it in the morning so it was only in my refrigerator for around 14 -15 hours.   The dough should double while in the refrigerator.

When ready to bake the rolls or bread, take it out of the refrigerator and immediately weigh out your pieces or loaves and shape as desired.  I made simple round rolls and some hot dog buns.  I think it is time for me to buy a hot dog pan since I can't seem to get the size right and ended up with gigantic size hot dog rolls.  Next, let them rise for 1 hour on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

After 45 minutes turn your oven up to 350 degrees F. and prepare your rolls as desired.  I beat 1 whole egg mixed with a little water and put an egg wash on each roll.  At the 1 hour or so mark pop them in the oven with steam and turn once after about 15 minutes.  These should take about 25 minutes to cook thoroughly.

Let them cool on wire rack for at least half an hour before digging in if you can wait that long.

Crumb-Shot

Comments

varda's picture
varda

Ian,   Your post is just in time.   I was just thinking I should make hamburger buns for the same reason.  These look delicious.   -Varda

isand66's picture
isand66

Thanks Varda..it's an easy recipe and the results were tasty.

Alpana's picture
Alpana

What's in a roll? Anything will do in these yummy treats :). With you and dabrownman making rolls back to back, it is difficult to keep my mind straight on anything but burgers! 

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

for some brats and sausage for Memorial day - and to stay even with Ian :-)   This is the time for hot dogs and burgers and luckily it lasts pretty much till Labor Day!

isand66's picture
isand66

Mine would have been perfect size for Brats.  Look forward to reading about your next batch of rolls.

isand66's picture
isand66

Thanks Alpana.  These were very tasty and make great sandwhich rolls as well.

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

was sloppy wet and these rolls are dry as a bone!  They are 2% less wet than my 58% hydro bagels - the dryest thing we make.  They sure look perfect regardless.  You put a lot more honey in your rolls than I do too.  I love that spiral roll andq will use that shape often from now on,

Nice bakimg Ian

isand66's picture
isand66

I have to double check the formula and make sure it's correct.  Thanks for your comments.

Regards

Ian

evonlim's picture
evonlim

assorted shapes and sizes.. how many buns do you get from this formula? a tasty bun, with hints of the add ins.. interesting. what YW did you used?

evon

 

isand66's picture
isand66

Hi Evon, thanks for your comments.

I used my apple yeast water to add some extra flavor.

I made the buns very big so I had about 4 hot dog buns, 4 hamburger size buns and 2 of the coil shape.

Regards,

Ian

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dabrownman

It's time for cherries in the YW...Bought some yesterday for 99 cents a pound, rushed them home and into the YW refreshment they went!  What a beautiful color.    They were exceptionally tasty for the first one of the year.  I guess that means they will really be good this year!

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isand66

That's great!  I will be on the look-out here since cherries are my favorite.  I have a small hybrid tree in my backyard, but it's sick and I have to cut half of it down.  I always forget to spray it and the cherries end up rotting or the birds eat them.

Look forward to seeing your next bake with cherry YW and I hope they come out East soon so I can pick some up as well.

Wingnut's picture
Wingnut

Nice looking bake Ian! Better than mine.

Cheers,

Wingnut

 

isand66's picture
isand66

Thanks Wingnut...don't know if it's better or  maybe just different.

These are simple and tasty.

I'm concocting some crazy breads as I type this.  Hopefully they both will turn out well or I will have nothing to eat this weekend :).

chefscook's picture
chefscook

I love your rolls but don't know or understand recipe please if you would post in tsp/tbsp/cups 

                         Thanks 

                         Chefscook

                         

 

isand66's picture
isand66

Thanks chefscook.

I started weighing all of my ingredients a while ago and it is so much easier and better to bake with grams or ounces.

If you don't have a scale you can convert the grams to cups etc. Just do a search on google and you will find conversion programs to do it for you, but it will never be as accurate as using a scale and weighing the ingredients.

Regards,
Ian

chefscook's picture
chefscook

I guess I wil need a scale I will get one over the weekend  can you give me a suggestion as which one is good to get for bread measuring of flour etc.

                   Thanks

                    chefscook

 

 

 

 

                    

isand66's picture
isand66

You just need to get one that does grams and ounces to at least 2 decimal places if possible.  I am not sure where you live, but Target and Walmart sell ones under $20 which work just fine.

Good luck.

Ian

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chefscook

Thank you Ian

     Thanks

     Chefscook