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Smooth and soft

Filgueiras's picture
Filgueiras

Smooth and soft

How are you? Need help.

  I have used the breads similar to those in the big hamburger shops in my diner. I would like to learn how to make the same fast food bread.

Are aerated and beautiful, how to do? Does anyone have recipe?

Thanks.

Filgueiras's picture
Filgueiras

Thank you very much, but when I made this recipe the bread was not the same as the photo above.

It had an amateur texture. Did i do something wrong?

IceDemeter's picture
IceDemeter

rolls used by fast-food hamburger chains, you have to consider that they are manufactured in massive quantities, using commercial mixers, in specialized baking containers, in commercial baking ovens, and include a bunch of ingredients that a smaller bakery or home baker wouldn't have access to.  For instance, the ingredients list for the McDonald's Canada burger bun includes: Unbleached enriched wheat flour, water, sugar, yeast, vegetable oil (soybean and or canola), sesame seeds, salt, potato flour, may contain any or all of the following in varying proportions: wheat gluten, monoglycerides, calcium propionate, enzymes, ascorbic acid, diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, calcium sulphate, wheat starch (https://www.mcdonalds.com/ca/en-ca/product/big-mac.html).

Basically, you aren't going to be able to consistently get the same result without the same equipment --- but, do you really want to?  Honestly, one of the reasons many, many people choose to eat at a privately owned diner is to get hand-crafted and delicious food that is NOT the same as the very uniform (and, in my opinion, quite tasteless) fast-food style product. 

To make the KAF recipe linked above perhaps a bit closer to the commercial type buns, you could try adding some potato flour, some diastatic barley malt, some ascorbic acid, make sure that it is intensively mixed in a commercial mixer, and try baking it in the commercial version of this: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/hamburger-bun-and-mini-pie-pan

If you want to make something that will be more unique to your diner, and can be tweaked to best suit your cooking, then I'd suggest that you have a look through some of the wonderful roll and bun recipes that have been posted here over the years (look for posts by isand66, LazyLoafer, and dabrownman --- and one that might really help you is mcs here: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/32954/potato-rolls-video)

 

Filgueiras's picture
Filgueiras

Thanks for the tips, I'm looking for a differential to leverage my business. With differentiated quality and flavor. Thank you for showing me that I can get quality handmade breads.