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Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

 Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
I never baked much bread—much less hamburger buns—until I worked as a baker at a ranch camp. This recipe from the camp files has become a favorite of mine.—Dawn Fagerstrom, Warren, Minnesota
14 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-3/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water; let stand 5 minutes.
  • Add wheat flour, dry milk, sugar, salt, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons
  • butter and 1 cup all-purpose flour. Beat until smooth. Add enough of
  • the remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10
  • minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover
  • and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough. Shape into 14 buns, about 3-1/2 in. in diameter.
  • Place on greased baking sheets; brush with 1 teaspoon of remaining
  • butter. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at
  • 375° for 14-16 minutes. Remove from baking sheets; brush with
  • remaining butter. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 14 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 206 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 391 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.