Bake of the Day: Breads — No Knead Cheese Burger Buns
Today I have the recipe for some delicious burger buns that requires minimal hands-on time thanks to the no-knead method of preparing them. They are soft but sturdy enough to hold a veggie burger and all of its accouterments.
The ingredients are beaten in a mixing bowl for just 2 minutes and after that it is very very easy to make these soft, cheese-scented buns that are perfect for any kind of burger.
I made couple of changes to the recipe: I added some wholewheat flour and then used a soy milk no-egg wash instead of the traditional egg-water wash. Soy milk gives the same nice golden brown crust as egg wash would. Do try these easy to make burger buns – they taste so much better than the store bought ones.
1¼cupsWhole wheat flour(or use 2¾cups of all purpose flour)
1/3cupCheeseVermont Powder (alternates: freeze some of your favorite cheese and grind it into a powder. Or omit it completely and add a little bit more flour)
1tspOnionpowder (optional, but tasty)
1Egg- large (I used 1tbsp egg replacer whisked with 3tbsp water)
2/3 ~ ¾cupswaterLukewarm *
1tbspegg water eggbeaten -- For wash
2tbspssoy milk Egg-- for Vegan Wash
Sesame Poppy seeds& - as needed
*Use greater amount of liquid in winter or in drier climates and lesser amount in summer or in humid environment.
Combine all the ingredients and beat at speed, using an electric mixer (hand mixer with dough hook should work), for 2 minutes. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let it rise for 60~90 minutes, until noticeably puffy.
Gently deflate the dough and divide it into 6 ~8 pieces. Round each piece into a ball and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently flatten the buns a little.
Cover the buns and let them rise for 60~90 minutes, until noticeably puffy. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
Brush each bun with the egg wash (or soy milk) and sprinkle with seeds. Bake the buns for about 20 minutes or until they're a light golden brown and the interior temperature is 200°F, measured with a digital thermometer.
Remove the buns from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.