Sunday, January 16, 2011

Beef Sandwiches on Homemade Hamburger Buns and French Fries

Homemade Hamburger Buns
4 1/2 cups all purpose or bread flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon yeast (dissolved in 1/3 cup warm water)
1 1/4 cup warm milk
Blend the flour, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the butter, yeast mixture and milk, and mix by hand to form a dough. Knead five minutes with an electric mixer with dough hook, or turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for seven to nine minutes by hand.
As the dough kneads, add small amounts of additional flour or warm water as necessary to achieve a dough that is light and slightly sticky.
When the dough has been kneaded until smooth, transfer it to a greased bowl and turn over the dough once to coat it with oil. Cover the bowl with a towel, and leave the hamburger roll dough to rise until doubled in bulk, about one to one-and-a half hours.
Turn the dough out of the bowl and divide it into 12 portions. Shape each portion into a smooth ball and place the dough on a greased baking sheet. (I greased parchment paper and put it on the baking sheet) Lightly pat the tops of the balls of dough to flatten them slightly.
Cover the tray with a towel, and leave the dough to rise again for another hour to hour-and-a-half.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bake hamburger rolls until rich golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Immediately upon removing the rolls from the oven, brush tops lightly with melted butter.
Transfer the sandwich rolls to a rack and cover them loosely with a towel to trap steam and keep the crust soft as they cool. Store thoroughly cooled rolls in a plastic container or plastic Ziploc bag. Freeze any rolls which won't be used within a day.
Makes 12 large hamburger buns
Roast Beef for Sandwiches
3-4 pound Eye of the Round Roast
Brown roast in olive oil on all sides in deep roasting pot. Add 1 can low sodium chicken broth. Sprinkle 1 package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix on top. Cover and bake in a 325 oven for 4 hours. Cool, slice with electric knife. Put meat in pan with juices.
Makes 8 sandwiches
Homemade French Fries
4 medium baking potatoes, slice into thin strips
Pam spray cookie sheet, spread potatoes evenly. Sprinkle with olive oil, garlic powder, and pepper.
Bake in a 400 degrees oven for 20 minutes.

This was my first time making hamburger buns. I am thrilled with how they turned out. Can't wait to make them again.


Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

That is pretty impressive that you made hamburger buns! They look perfect!!

I hope you had a great weekend :-)

Haden News said...

Your buns look perfect!!! I bet the roast beef was delicious on them!!

Rosemary said...

The buns do look wonderful . . . I'll save this for when I feel as ambitious as you must have been. A perfect meal!