Toasted Garlic Hamburger Buns

“I have not tried this one yet, but the sound of roasted garlic on my hamburger bun just makes me drool. The picture in Cooking Pleasures was to die for.”
READY IN:
2hrs 5mins
YIELD:
6 buns
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place 1/2 cup of the water, sugar and yeast in a large bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  2. Let stand for 2-3 min or until yeast is dissolved.
  3. Add remaining 1/2 cup water, 1 Tbs of the oil and 1 cup of the flour.
  4. Beat at low speed until combined.
  5. Add the salt.
  6. With the mixer running, slowly add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  7. Beat at medium low speed for 5 min or until smooth and elastic.
  8. Place in a greased medium sized bowl, turn over to grease both sides.
  9. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 min or until doubled in size.
  10. Gently punch down the dough to deflate.
  11. Place on a lightly floured surface.
  12. Divide the dough into 6 pieces.
  13. Form each piece inot a ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  14. Cover with a towel and let stand for 3 minute.
  15. Flatten into 3 3/4-inch rounds.
  16. Cover again with a towel and let rest for 15 minute.
  17. Place another lightweight baking sheet or pan on top of the towel covering the buns. This will act as a weight, making the buns flatter and more even.
  18. Let the buns rise again for 25 min or until doubled in size. The dough should hold slight indentation when gently pressed.
  19. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 375ºF.
  20. With the side of a knife, mash the garlic with a dash of salt until a fine paste forms, or you can use a mini food processor.
  21. Place in a small cup and stir in the remaining 1 Tbs of olive oil.
  22. Brush the tops of the buns with the garlic mixture.
  23. Bake for 20 min or until golden brown and bottoms sound hollow when gently tapped.
  24. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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