As I was thinking about the theme for this week, “Cooking with Appliance“, one appliance I use a lot after my blender is my oven. Here in the US, ovens are standard in every house, even rental apartments come with a standard size oven. For today’s recipes I’ve used the stand mixer and the oven to make a complete meal.
I wanted to make my own buns for the sandwich and found this No-Knead Cheese Burger buns recipe on the King Arthur Flour website. Only change I made is to add whole wheat flour along with all-purpose flour. As the name suggests, these are no-knead burger buns and the dough comes together really quickly. I used my stand mixer, but you can also use a hand mixer. I think a food processor will also do the job. Here’s how I made the Burger buns:
Homemade Cheesy Burger Buns
- Add butter to 2/3 cup water and warm in the microwave to melt the butter. Set aside to cool a little. n the mean time combine all the other ingredients in a large bowl. Add water and butter mixture and using a stand mixer or electric mixer, beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Add more water if the dough seems too crumbly.
- Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl or use the bowl of your stand mixer and let rise in a warm place for 60- 90 minutes or until noticeably puffy.
- Gently deflate the dough and divide into 6 pieces.
- Roll each piece into a ball and gently flatten the base until they are 3½” to 4″ wide. Place them on a lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet, cover and let rise for another 60-90 minutes.
- Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Brush the rolls with 1tbsp melted butter and bake for 20 minutes or until the rolls are light, golden brown and internal temperature is at least 200°F.
- Transfer the rolls over to a wire rack, brush with the remaining melted butter and let cool completely before digging in. Store at room temperature.
I was in a hurry and sliced the buns right after they got their second coating of yummy butter. These buns are cheesy, soft and delicious. They have a great texture and are sturdy enough to hold a veggie burger or my roasted vegetables.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Combine all the ingredients and spread them evenly on the baking sheet making sure that they are in a single layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the veggies are tender and lightly browned around the edges. Don’t forget to stir them in the middle once or twice.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy on the cheesy burger buns or in a pasta or on a salad.