I like to make my own hamburger buns and last night we had burgers so I made up a batch of my favorite dinner roll recipe and made 8 hamburger buns and a pan of cinnamon rolls from it. You can find the recipe here: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/wwoatdinnerrolls.htm
You can use any bread recipe to make these two items, but the one above is my favorite. You start by bringing the oats, water and butter to a boil..
After it comes to a boil pour the mixture into your mixer. Now wait for it to cool down. If you don’t wait, the mixture will be too hot and kill your yeast.
It takes about 10 to 15 minutes.. once it has cooled down add the yeast, sweetener and whole wheat flour. The recipe calls for Sucanat but you can sub brown sugar if you don’t have the Sucanat..
Mix it all up..
Now add the white flour. You may need to add more than the 2 cups called for. Add flour until the dough does not stick to the sides of mixer and it is not sticky feeling. Knead for about 5 minutes, longer if you have Kitchen Aid…
Let the dough rise until doubled, about 30 to 45 minutes. I just leave the dough in the mixer. When the rise time is done, I turn the mixer on to punch it down. Then take the dough out of the mixer and divide it into two balls…
With the first one we will make the hamburger buns. Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Spray an 11x15 pan with some non-stick spray…
Roll the dough pieces into a round ball and then flatten them slightly and put them in the pan..
Now let them rise until doubled in size. While they are rising take the second piece of dough and roll it out into a rectangle about 12x18 inches..
Spread it with lots of butter and sprinkle Sucanat or brown sugar and cinnamon over the top…
Roll it up from the longest side
I use scissors to cut the dough into pieces..
Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray and lay the cinnamon rolls in the pan. Let them rise until they are about double in size.
By this time it is time to bake the hamburger buns. Bake them at 350 for 25 minutes..
Pull them out of the oven when they are done…
When the cinnamon rolls have finished rising, put them into the oven to bake. Same temp and bake for about 25 minutes. While they are baking you can make some frosting. I made a half batch of the frosting recipe that I have posted at the end of this blog..
When they come out of the oven frost them immediately….
Cut the hamburger buns in half and use them to make a delicious burger!
Cinnamon Roll Frosting (I made a half batch of this)
4 oz butter (1 stick), softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
3 T coffee**
1 T milk
1 t maple extract or flavoring
Using a mixer combine butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar, coffee, milk and maple flavoring. Mix well. The frosting will be somewhat thin and pourable. You can pour and spread this on the cinnamon rolls when the come out of the oven.
**note: The coffee in this recipe adds a little color to the frosting to match the slight maple taste. If you don’t want to use this you can substitute all milk instead.