We usually just lettuce wrap our burgers, but today I was feeling adventurous and decided to finally try and tackle hamburger buns. These are super simple to make. Only use a few ingredients and can be on your dinner table in less than an hour and a half! These buns are strong enough that they will not fall apart like some gluten free brands I have tried. You will truly enjoy being able to use a bun again!
QUICK EINKORN HAMBURGER BUNS (also yummy on their own as rolls)
1 cup warm water
3 tbsp milk, I use raw
2 tsp active dry yeast
2 1/2 tbsp organic sugar
1 large egg beaten
4 – 4 1/2 cups Jovial AP einkorn flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp softened butter
1 egg yolk for egg wash
Combine water, yeast, milk and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes. In the kitchenaid mixer put 4 cups of einkorn flour and salt. Cut in the butter. Add the beaten egg to the yeast mixture then pour it in the flour mixture. Start the mixer on a slow speed, using the dough hook, gradually increasing the speed until all of the flour and water are combined. Check consistency. I found that mine was sticky so I added 1/2 cup more flour and beat it again. Put the dough in a large bowl with a plastic bag over top in a warm place and let rise for 1 hour.
After the dough has risen, knead it only briefly on a floured board. Separate the dough into 12 even balls and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush with egg yolk.
Heat oven to 400 degrees and when hot place rolls in. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Allow to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.