Homemade Burger Buns

Home-made Burger buns

Yay, Its Wednesday again! Time for my Wordless Home-made Recipes although this time it won't be wordless.

Food sometimes intertwined with memories.

You open a box of chocolate it reminds you of your first kiss. You pour a glass of wine it recalls your first date. Savor your gelato and you’ll remember your last vacation to Italy. Food awakens our senses, comforts it, heals and nourishes it.


As my teeth greedily touch my burger last night, I couldn’t help but reminisce my first misfortunate encounter with this sandwich. You know, when we were kids my dad made a pact to bring each one of us every day of his payday to eat any food that we want. Let’s call this a father and daughter food tripping. His salary wasn’t enough to bring the three of us together so we really need to take turns. When it was my turn I thought so hard what I wanted and so I decided that day I wanted to have my favorite soft ice-cream. I don’t know what happened that day, but probably all my guardian angels were sleeping. That day there was a nationwide power interruption in Manila. We walked for hours desperately trying to find an ice-cream house that has generator. But it was in vain. Before the sunset, our feet and body ceded the crusade. I was crying on our way back home. My dad insisted that I choose another food that I would want to replace the ice-cream with. I was really stubborn on having ice-cream but as we passed by a small makeshift “cheapish” hamburger stall, my hungry stomach did not resist to its calling. It was so good from the first bite and the second one. And as I put the last bite of this burger the electricity went back.




Home-made Burger buns
for about 4 big buns or 8 mini-buns

350 g of flour (about 3 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teasepoon of salt
5 cl of warm water
10 cl of milk
1 tablespoon of dry intstant yeast (about 10 g)
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil (I used colza oil)
some sesame seeds
1 egg for brushing the surface

Start by dissolving the yeast in the warm water. Let this mixture stand for about ten minutes. Then on your working table put your flour and make a small well put your milk, salt, sugar and add your dissolved yeast. Mix with your hands gently until its well mixed. Add your oil and continue working the dough. Knead the dough for about ten minutes until it becomes elastic and doesnt stick to your hand. Do not forget to put flower on your hands and on the table to help you kneading the dough. It is advisable to weigh your dough, in that case you will have even sizes for your buns. Cut the dough depending on the number of buns you want and size. Shape them like a buns by getting sides of the dough and tucking it under. Let this dough rise for about an hour and half. Cover them with a towel. Before baking brush them with egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds on the top. Bake them at 200° celsius for about 15-20 minutes for the big ones and about ten minutes for the small one. Cool them in rack.


My other home-made recipes:

Home-made Apricot Cinnamon Jam
Home-Made Croissant
Home-made Yogurt
Home-made Walnut Wine

33 comments:

Mansi Desai said...

these look absolutely fantastic Dhangitt!!

Snap Catch said...

yummmmmy!!!! cool catch for WW! Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy WW!

CK-II said...

Yummy! Nice food shots! Happy WW! :)

tigerfish said...

This can be made a US$100 burger!

lareine said...

those buns look delicious... and i'm reminded of a fast food in your last photo (with the slogan):)... wish i have the same aptitude when it comes to cooking like you...

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

what a nice story to write about the burger buns.
i wonder if you could do french snails in the manila fashion

Peter M said...

A homemade burger NEEDS a homemade bun...you've done it now...burgers for 2nite!

K & S said...

what lovely memories :)

Siri said...

Y.U.M.M.O!! home-made burger buns look lovely!

Siri

ces said...

hahaha! pwede ka na sa commercial! hey, i made burger patties last night, switch? looks like they're too-good-a-bun compared to the usual burger buns around! thanks for the recipe...will have to do this soon! baka mamaya para abutan pa ang patties na left-over:)

Parker said...

These look great. I have been wanting to make my own burger bun for a while. This recipe is great, like the sesame seeds on top.

Lore said...

Drool!!! Peter's burger and your burger buns are a match made in heaven. I'll have to start bookmarking by folders :))

Shari said...

I love your sprinkling of sesame seeds on top. Nice story about memory and taste!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Manggy said...

Aww, what a nice story! Your dad's so sweet :) I'll remember this for next time just any plain bun won't do!!

Oh for the love of food! said...

What a neat father and daughter story, Dhanggit, there's nothing better than food related nostalgia, don't you agree? This burger looks soooooooo succulent!!

haze said...

Absolutely delicious! Is there anything left over for me :D?

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sure beats the heck out of store bought buns! I love the story that went along with it too - It is so true the way that food plays such a prominent part in our memories! Isn't it great?! :)
I am gonna have to do what your dad did when I have kids - what a great way to bond and make your child feel special!Sorry about the ice cream though....

Deborah said...

What a great memory. And how fun to be able to spend that special time with your dad!! The buns look soo good!

glamah16 said...

Wow. They seem pretty quick to make to. Much better han store purchased.

oggi said...

I love your food memories specially with your Dad, so sweet.:)

Homemade burger buns are superb!

Gloria said...

hanggit always when I come Im hungry here!!!!! Like wonderful!!! Besos sister!!! xxxGloria

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great! I'm too lazy to make my own burger bun. :P

Clumbsy Cookie said...

That is such a nice story! The buns look so delicious that they made me want to eat hamburguer!

Ruth Elkin said...

These look beautiful Dhanggit

Liliana said...

What great hamburger buns and I am sure they so much better than the store bought ones.

Leslie said...

mmm.the buns are what make the burger! Get you mind out of the gutter!!lol

Zen Chef said...

You've got great bread-making skills Dhanggits. Those are beauties!

James said...

You made me think about the times my father used to bring me to Sal's Seafood or the toy aisle at K&B Drugstore on payday. Also, the time, he bought me my first pouch of chewing tobacco when I was 12 to teach me a lesson. He taught me many lessons. Thank you.
I love homeomade burger buns especially with rosemary. I love variations on Ensaimada as well. Salamat.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, homemade hamburgers always make me drool!!! Your buns look very pretty and delicious, and that burger is to die for!!!

Cheers,

Rosa

Proud Italian Cook said...

Theres nothing like a homemade bun! Sadly, I've never made any, why??? You just took the humble hamburger to a new level with this!

Mango Power Girl said...

wow! you made buns at home...they look yummy!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Great-looking buns and I admire you for making your own buns.

Great story about your dad. Now that burgers are cheap, fast food, it's hard to remember that there was a time when burgers were a luxury too. When and where we were growing up, a trip to McDonald's was a luxury.

Sakai said...

yummy:)