Ranch Hamburger Buns
"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 TimePrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
- 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
- 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).
- 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.)
- 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.
- Bake at 400° for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Editor's NoteWe recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 137 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 397mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.
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Originally published as Ranch Hamburger Buns in Quick Cooking January/February 2001