Homemade Burger Buns –Made with a Bread Machine
3/4 cup water
2 Tblsp. butter, cut into eight pieces*
1 large egg, beat slightly
3-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tblsp. yeast
Pour the water, the pieces of butter, the egg, the sugar and salt into the bucket of the bread maker. Add the flour and top with the yeast.
Turn the bread machine on and program for the dough setting.
When the dough is finished, place dough on cutting board and cut in half. Cut each half into 4 or 6 pieces, depending on whether you want 12 medium size or 8 larger buns.
Shape each piece into a ball and flatten. Place on lightly oiled baking sheet, parchment-lined, or Non-Stick Reynold’s Wrap-lined baking sheet.
Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for 1 hour. The buns should look puffy.
Melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Brush the tops of the buns with half of the butter.
Bake in a pre-heated 375° oven.
Bake the 12 medium sized buns 12 – 15 minutes.
Bake the 8 larger size buns 15 – 18 minutes.
Remove the buns from the oven and brush the tops with the remainder of the butter.
* If the butter is cold, cutting it into pieces makes it easier for it to combine.