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Ranch Hamburger Buns Recipe

"The dough setting on my bread machine makes it easy to prepare fresh rolls in a variety of shapes," relates Nancy Whitney of Seattle, Washington. "We especially like these hamburger buns that are golden, tender and flavorful."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • EGG WASH:
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Poppy seeds or sesame seeds, optional

Directions

  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first 10 ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • 2. When the cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly greased surface. Cut into 12 pieces; shape each into a round ball. Place in greased jumbo muffin cups or 4-1/2-in. disposable aluminum foil pans. (If using foil pans, place on two baking sheets.)
  • 3. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together egg and water. Brush over buns; sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds if desired.
  • 4. Bake at 400° for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

One bun (prepared with reduced-fat cheddar cheese) equals 137 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 397 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 starch.