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Nancy Silverton's Hamburger Buns...

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louie brown

Nancy Silverton's Hamburger Buns...

...minus the yeast, with a hand chopped 100% skirt steak burger and her friend onion rings.


This is essentially a savory brioche dough. I didn't see the need for the yeast. There's a 24 hour preferment (I did most of it in the fridge,) another one for the dough, which is very highly developed by mixer. The long fermentations contribute a lot of flavor that would be missing due to the intensive mix, which is the thing that strengthens the dough and gives it its beautiful even crumb.


This is a great bun or roll for a special filling of commensurate richness. The skirt steak filled that bill. If I wanted a bun for pulled pork or brisket, it would be a different one.


Sourdough makes a fantastic batter for frying. Add club soda, salt, that's it. The results are super crisp. I'm planning to use this batter again in a couple of days for whole clams.





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wally

But the sourdough batter onion rings have me drooling.  I just made up a tempura for shrimp last night and I'm going to substitute some of my starter next time around.  I suspect it'll be a nice batter and fantastic flavor.


Thanks for the tip!


Larry

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Chanterelle8

They look great! Would you share a recipe as I'm trying to do my bread baking yeast free. I tried basic sourdough recipe for hambuns baking them at lower temp but it didn't work :-( too sour. 

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Syd

Can't see the pics there, Louie.  It just says Domain Unregistered. :(


Syd

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louie brown

for the compliments, Larry & Chanterelle. Larry, you won't be disappointed. Sourdough's an easy and delicious vehicle for frying. I'm going to get some clams now.


Chanterelle, If I can pull together the time, I'll try to post at least an idea of the procedure. I'm not terribly good at transcribing, and this is a long presentation, although it's not especially complicated or difficult.


Syd, sorry about that. Maybe Floyd has a suggestion. I am pasting url's from Imageshack, which seems to work. 

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Syd

Louie, seems I had to register at Image Shack to be able to see them.  They look great.  Love the onion rings, too.


Syd

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Chanterelle8

That would be awesome! I love hamburgers but always hesitate to eat due to the buns. So often end up having just meat with vegs. 

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ehanner

Buns are so simple and yet so hard to get just right. Nice job louie brown!


Eric

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louie brown

so much. They are delicious and they freeze well, too.


Syd, I'm glad you were able to see the pictures.

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breadsong

Hello louie,
Everything looks Yummy...and those onion rings!
The seeded rolls and everything else look delicious.
from breadsong


 

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louie brown

thanks for the compliment. You have to try the onion rings!